21 Authors Doing Their Part To Get Out The Vote — From Judy Blume To JK Rowling
If there's one thing we can agree with Donald Trump on, it's that Election Day 2016 is going to be huge. This is one for the history books, and your favorite authors across the country know it. Huge celebs are showing up to say #ImWithHer, like Jay Z, Katy Perry, Beyonce, Bruce Springsteen, Miley Cyrus, and way (way, way) more, but young adult and adult fiction authors are doing their part to get out the vote by sharing their election love (and total frustration) on social media, among other things.
The incredible #YAforHillary campaign seems to have worked, as young adult authors are proudly showing their "I Voted!" stickers from their local polling stations across Twitter. Every author — whether they write kids books, fantasy, horror, memoir, romance, literary fiction, nonfiction, or anything — has their own reasons for voting and their own fears, hopes, and anxieties about the 2016 election outcome. But all of them know the power of casting their vote.
So whether they're rocking the pantsuit to vote for Hillary, taking their whole family to the polling place, or looking out for citizens who face intimidation at the polls, these authors are chatting everything about voting today on November 8.
Authors Make Voting a Family (and Friend) Affair
Ain't no party like a "we're voting!" party.
Authors Meditated on the Badass Power of Voting
J.K. Rowling can't even vote and she #getsit. Meanwhile, try looking at Jennifer Weiner's tweet without sobbing.
Some Got Out the Vote in the Best Way... Early!
Was there ever any doubt that Queen Judy Blume would be on top of things early? And as an absentee ballot caster myself, YA author Brenna Yovanoff speaks #truths.
Fashion Choices Are Super Important This Year, Of Course
Bless Jenny Han and her Olivia Pope coat.
Writers Showed Their "I Voted!" Pride and Real Talk from the Polls
Are you rocking your "I Voted!" sticker today?