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Why Vote?

“The ballot is the only means we have to evaluate the public servants whose salaries we all pay, whether we choose to vote or not.” More

Belarusian protesters in background; on top: “I Support PEN Belarus” and PEN America logo

Our sister organization PEN Belarus has spent years uplifting writers and supporting the freedom to write. Now, the government is trying to shut them down. Show your support and tell them they’re not alone.

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