It starts with us, or it ends

Out In Jersey magazine Editor Sam Martino
Out In Jersey magazine Editor Sam Martino

Editor’s Letter

For the last four years we have been the target of the Trump administration. It’s time to put a stop to the homophobia, the xenophobia, the racism, and the anti-immigrant persons who are in the White House. This is our opportunity to KICK THEM OUT!

I implore you to get your friends and family who don’t vote, to vote

The abhorrence of this administration started the minute they walked into the White House, and it hasn’t stopped. On January 20, 2017, less than two hours after Trump and Pence were sworn into office, all mentions of LGBTQ issues were removed from the White House webpage, and that was just the beginning.

Now is the time to talk to your friends and family. We need them to help us protect our rights, and our lives! This election is about our democracy. It doesn’t matter if you don’t like Joe Biden. What matters is that we all take a stand and protect our friends, our families, and most of all our democracy.

Fast forward to today and here we sit in a pandemic and have no way out. On January 22nd, when asked by a CNBC reporter whether there were “worries about a pandemic,” the president replied: “No, not at all. We have it totally under control. It’s one person coming in from China, and we have it under control. It’s going to be just fine.”

This lie coming from the President of the United States. The person who is supposed to do everything in their power to keep Americans safe did nothing.

Up for reelection this year is one President, one Vice President, 35 Senators, 11 Governors, 10 Attorneys General, 7 Secretaries of State, and 280 state supreme and appellate court judges.

We have 190,000+ dead. I’m sure as I type this, the numbers are going up. But I’m not here to talk you into not voting for Trump, I am here to implore you to getting your friends and family who don’t vote, to vote.

It’s a matter of life and death.

New Jersey offers online voter registration. You can register by mail to vote in New Jersey by printing a voter registration form, filling it out, and mailing it to your local election office. You can also register to vote in person if you prefer.

Election Day is Tuesday, November 3, 2020. 

The deadline for registering by mail to vote is (postmarked by) Tuesday, October 13, 2020.
The deadline to register in person to vote is Tuesday, October 13, 2020.
The early voting period runs from Saturday, September 19, 2020 to Monday, November 2, 2020, but dates and hours may vary based on where you live.