In her October New York Times column, AFT President Randi Weingarten talks about the upcoming election and its life-changing consequences as America confronts four daunting crises—a pandemic, an economic crisis, systemic racism and a climate emergency. On her AFT Votes cross-country bus tour, Weingarten has had the opportunity to engage—safely—with members and help get out the vote in their communities. “I have been struck by the resilience and hopefulness of the people I have seen,” Weingarten says. She emphasizes: “Your vote is your voice. Make a plan to vote. Vote early if you can, in person or by mail, and track your vote online if you vote by mail.” Help us spread this message by sharing the new column online. READ THE COLUMN.