Who We Are
Did you know that during the 2014 midterm elections approximately 140 million Americans stayed home even though they were eligible to vote.
On top of that, about 40 million of those were 18-29. That’s the lowest voter turnout has been since World War II.
Show Up 2018 is a non-partisan movement to galvanize voter registration and turnout through a critical call to action asking progressive voters to recruit at least one new person (+1) to register and Show Up for the midterm elections.
On too many questions of public policy a progressive majority of our citizens favor one approach while our elected officials execute the opposite. We see this on questions of universal health care, tuition-free community college, a living wage, a racially blind criminal justice system and any other critical issues. How is this possible in a representative democracy? On election day less than half of the eligible Americans show up so the minority governs.
Even if you have registered to vote in the past, it is essential to check your current registration status today and understand your local voting requirements. Around the country, factors such as voter suppression laws can seriously affect your voting eligibility, and in some cases even cause your name to be purged from the voter rolls. Verify you voter registration status here.
Show Up believes that if we want our government to represent us and we want a say in the future of our country, we must show up and vote. And, if everyone brings a friend or family member to join them in this fundamental and necessary act, change is inevitable.
Show Up Team
Dulcinee DeGuere, Content Director;
Parker Luchetti Harrington, Creative Director; and
Gareth Rhodes, Executive Director, former Congressional candidate in NY-19.