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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

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The Political is Personal

“Being a ventilator user with a neuromuscular disability compelled me to push back against the societal devaluation of disabled lives.” More

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A Practice of Momentum

“If I might make a gift of words in this moment, it is to remind myself that I will not be alone on the other side of this vote—we… More

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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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