Election Day is finally here (thank goodness!). I voted and, let me tell you, it was great to finally make my voice heard. One of my favorite things about voting is getting an “I Voted” sticker. I’ll usually wear my sticker until it’s falling off my shirt.
But I still want to share that I voted online—especially because it turns out that knowing friends and family members who voted is a powerful way to encourage people who might otherwise forget or not get around to it to get out and vote, too. That’s why I’m changing out my Facebook profile pic to show the world that I’m union proud and I voted—and hopefully get some of my friends, who might have forgotten it’s Election Day or were on the fence about voting, to cast their ballot, too.
Here’s what it looks like after you make the change:
Changing your Facebook profile pic is an easy thing all of us can do to influence our friends and family members. It may not seem like much, but when you show your dedication to voting for pro-worker candidates and issues, you make it easier for others to do the same.
In an election cycle fraught with anger and fear, this little sign of solidarity can go far in letting others know they’re not alone. It’s a fun way to encourage people to get out the vote and stand up for what they believe in.
Director of Digital Strategies, AFL-CIO