EDISON — Two days before the November 3rd “Election of the Century,” the Middlesex County Young Democrats (MCYD), in conjunction with the Middlesex County Democratic Organization (MCDO), is sponsoring a GOTV Bus Tour Rally this Sunday.
The MCYD and MCDO sponsor a GOTV Bus Tour Rally the Sunday before Election Day each election year.
Newly-elected President Gail Lalla and Executive Vice President Brian Boyell are determined to encourage local residents to vote, even during the recent increase of COVID-19 cases. Conducting the GOTV Bus Tour and Rally virtually is the safest way to ensure socially distancing and preventing a “super spreader” event.
Middlesex County Democratic Chairman Kevin P. McCabe explained the importance of voting in all elections—especially the 2020 election. “Your vote on or before Tuesday will help change the direction of this country and away from the chaos of the last four years.”
He continued, “GOTV is one of the most important parts of the campaign cycle and we have come to rely on the GOTV Bus Tour and Rally to be our final push to get voters to the polls, especially because our local elections decisions come down to just a few hundred votes, sometimes less.”
McCabe concluded, “This year is no exception, and I am excited to see the enthusiasm from our Young Dems to keep our tradition alive in the midst of a pandemic.”
Lalla, reiterated McCabe’s sentiments and emphasized, “This is the most important election that we have ever had--when we cast our ballots this year we are not just voting for our next president but for the soul of our nation.”
Lalla added, “We cannot let COVID stop us from getting voters activated at every level of the political process. I am incredibly proud of the work the Young Dems have done this election cycle and the work we did to make the GOTV Bus Tour and Rally going while keeping everyone safe.”
According to The MCYD’s website, they are “dedicated to the recruitment and continued training of young persons for the future and advancement of the Democratic Party. All members share two interests—the interest and betterment of the Democratic Party and Middlesex County.” The website also states that the organization “maintains its ties to the community at large through a commitment to community service.”
There are 32 secure ballot drop boxes in Middlesex County. See graphic included in this article for the location nearest you.
Rain is forecasted for Sunday, but participants can stay dry and comfortable by tuning in from their home at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday November 1st on the Facebook Live Link (available with or without a Facebook account).