I know everyone is tired of hearing about voting. I've even heard people say I'm voting for the candidate running against _____ because that person spammed me with texts. Here's the thing, y'all. We're not exaggerating that lives are on the line.
Women and people with uteruses have a lower mortality rate from having an abortion than carrying a pregnancy to term.
Trans adults are being medically detransitioned because gender-affirming healthcare is no longer covered by insurance. Providing the same healthcare to gender-nonconforming minors is on its way to becoming illegal, despite dozens of expert medical and mental health organizations supporting gender-affirming healthcare for transgender youth.
Same-sex and interracial marriage is at risk.
They want to ban contraception.
It's not fearmongering. Everything I've said can be confirmed by legitimate news sources. Some of it is blatantly stated in the GOP platform. They're not ashamed of removing rights from marginalized people.
There are good people who still vote for conservative candidates because they don't understand the danger the GOP represents. This year, I hope those voters can put people before party and elect officials working to protect our rights. There's already a movement of Republicans who are seeing the GOP for what it truly is. TikTok may not be for everyone, but I encourage disenfranchised Republicans to check out the #NoLongerMyParty movement that's gaining ground and providing hope to many.
Millions of registered voters don't cast their ballots because they think their votes don't matter. There are also elections decided by under 100 votes. It makes a bigger difference than ever.
Vote like your life depends on it because for many of us it does.