Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Make Your Voice Heard: You Vape - You Vote

You Vape - You Vote!

Election day is less than a week away, and we encourage vapers everywhere to take some time to become more informed about the candidates and their positions on issues that are important to you, including stances on e-cigarettes are other low-risk alternatives to smoking. And, most importantly, make your voice heard by exercising your right to vote.

Register to Vote*:

  • What if I don’t know which candidates are “Vape Friendly”?

Some elected officials who are running for reelection have already voted on tobacco harm reduction (THR) issues. Many candidates, however, have not taken a public position. You can always call the campaign office and ask for the candidate’s position. Even if you don’t get a response, it is helpful to let candidates know that this is an issue that is important enough to vapers that they consider it when they vote.

  • Why is registering to vote (and actually voting) important?

In the coming months (and years) we will continue asking you to reach out to lawmakers and voice your support for pro tobacco harm reduction policies. When you send emails, make phone calls, and meet in person with officials, they will want to see that you are a registered voter. So, even if your chosen candidate seems to have taken no position on vaping or THR policies, your public voting record is still important.  In short, it’s less about the candidates and more about YOU!
Please take a moment to register to vote, find out where your polling place is, and share this information with a friend:

Voter Polling location:

Research the candidates:

*If you are not yet registered to vote, it’s probably too late to vote in this election unless you live in one of the states that allow you to register in person on the day of election:  Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, Wisconsin, Wyoming, and the District of Columbia. If you intend to register on the day of election, please verify what information you will need to provide and where you must register since each state has slightly different requirements.

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