Here are some resources you might consult to
help inform your mid-term vote.
Photo shows suffrage hikers participating in a walk from New York City to Washington, D.C. which joined the March 3, 1913 National American Woman Suffrage Association parade.
George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress) (Source: Flickr Commons Project, 2009)
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Foundational for understanding the role of faith in political participation. Available for purchase and a free PDF version at www.USCCB.org. Watch for an update to this document to be issued by the bishops’ conference before the 2018 midterms.
Network is a Catholic advocacy organization founded by Catholic Sisters in 1971. Their website provides many helpful resources to inform voters, including a comprehensive guide to the 2017 voting records of every member of congress and senate.
Vote411.org is the League of Women Voters’ source of comprehensive information for every voter in every state. Learn how to register to vote in your state, connect with your local county clerk to discover your polling place, and learn how you can volunteer on voting day.
If you know what county you live in, it’s good to start there. You’ll find a complete list of candidates and, close to the election, a sample ballot for your precinct.
You’ll find the popular voter’s prayer we created for the 2016 general election, Take it to Prayer: A Spiritual Reflection for Voters at https://springfieldop.org/featured/take-it-to-prayer-a-spiritual-reflection-for-voters/
www.ballotready.org aggregates content from candidates’ websites, social media, press, endorsers and board of elections for comprehensive, nonpartisan information about the candidates and referendums on your ballot. Everything is linked back to its original source so voters can verify any piece of information. They attempt to confirm information with candidates and give them opportunity to share even more information.
Your favorite advocacy groups.
If you have a special interest—tax reform, prison reform, immigration, climate change, for example—you may find some help from the organizations you normally turn to for information about these things.