VOTE IN 2020. PNW Ladies Running Group presents a virtual 5k to encourage everyone to vote! We also LOVE RBG and will be sharing fun facts about the Supreme Court Justice as well as sharing information on voting.
What you get:
- Custom finisher's medal
- Downloadable bib
- Optional shirt: order here https://www.bonfire.com/rbg-3/
- Gain knowledge about RBG & impress your friends!
- Bragging rights!
You can run anytime after receiving your race packet - Election Day!
Our main goal is to spread the word about voting (and remember, tell them RBG sent you!), as well as raise funds for the Black Voters Matter & Black Women's Voters League). Thank you for your support.
RBG: Ruth Bader Ginsburg is an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. She was nominated by President Bill Clinton on June 14, 1993 and has served since August 10, 1993.
In 2016 Ginsburg released My Own Words, a memoir filled with her writings that date as far back as her junior high school years. The book became a New York Times Best Seller.
In January 2018 Ginsburg appeared at the Sundance Film Festival to accompany the premiere of the documentary RBG. Touching on the #MeToo movement, she recalled an earlier time when she had to put up with the advances of a Cornell University professor. She also gave her seal of approval for Kate McKinnon’s sassy portrayal of her on Saturday Night Live, noting, "I would like to say 'Ginsburned' sometimes to my colleagues."
VOTING: Voting should be as easy and convenient as possible, and in many cases it is. But across the U.S., too many politicians are passing measures making it harder to cast a ballot. The goal is to manipulate political outcomes, and the result is a severely compromised democracy that doesn’t reflect the will of the people. Our democracy works best when all eligible voters can participate and have their voices heard.
Suppression efforts range from the seemingly unobstructive, like voter ID laws and cuts to early voting, to mass purges of voter rolls and systemic disenfranchisement. And long before election cycles even begin, legislators can redraw district lines that determine the weight of your vote. Certain communities are particularly susceptible to suppression and in some cases, outright targeted — people of color, students, the elderly, and people with disabilities.
More info on voter suppression: https://www.aclu.org/news/civil-liberties/block-the-vote-voter-suppression-in-2020/
Vote Latino: https://votolatino.org/
Black Voters Matter: https://blackvotersmatterfund.org/
Register to vote here (Washington state): https://register.vote.org/?state=washington
All Washington counties now vote by mail. However, county auditors must open at least one vote center where voters can cast their ballot in person. Voters who wish to vote in person are the only voters subject to ID requirements. Be sure to bring one of the following photo IDs:
A Washington driver's license or state ID card
A student ID card
A tribal ID card
Employer ID card
How does a virtual run/walk work?
Run or walk a 5k distance anywhere by November 3, 2020
Follow social distance rules and CDC guidelines
No need to submit results
PNW Ladies Running Group, its members, and this event are not affiliated with any political party. We advocate for all human rights (period).
Sorry, no refunds. Thanks for understanding.