My Vote Counts, Your Vote Counts, #OurVoteCounts

...especially after last night's stress-inducing whirlwind of a debate.
Publish date:
September 27, 2016

You know what you normally call 50 competing women's media brands on the same email chain? A clusterf*ck. Or someone forgetting to use BCC on a press release mass email. Which is still a clusterf*ck.

Today, though, it's called #OurVoteCounts. xoJane teamed up with some of our best friends and competitors (like Allure, Byrdie, Essence, Glamour, InStyle, Latina, Muslim Girl, Nylon, PureWow, Racked, Refinery29, Revelist, StyleWatch, The Cut, The Frisky, TheSkimm, Vivala, Vogue, and Women’s Health) to register at least 100,000 women to vote, and Rock the Vote is helping to make it really, really easy (and, you know, keep it non-partisan).

Fill out the form below, print it out, mail it in, and you're ready to participate in this lil thing called democracy.

I think it's pretty obvious from the comments here that xoJane readers are socially-aware and politically-savvy, but juuuuuust in case you're not registered (Unsure? Rock The Vote can also help with that! Check here.), now's your chance. Deadlines for registration vary state-to-state, so be sure to get yours in ASAP.

It almost goes without saying that this election is an important one, especially in light of last night's debate. They all are, but the person elected in November could nominate four Supreme Court justices, drastically change the United States' immigration policy, expand or contract reproductive choices, and, well, that list goes on. There's a lot at stake. (Is everyone proud of me for writing that paragraph in a semi-unbiased manner? I am.)

And the fact of the matter is that women aren't making their voices heard as loudly as they could. According to the Center for American Women and Politics, 64 percent of eligible women voted in the 2012 election, while only 45 percent of women 18-24 voted. Ouch. I know I've certainly heard more than enough about how millennials suck at stuff... let's not give anyone a chance to say we suck at voting.

Who do you know that's least likely to get out to vote? Tell us in the comments. Then, if you pledge to send them this page, I'll respond with immaculate Obama gifs, like this one: