- Sweep The Vote
The Vote Campaign
with our Pagan Awareness Campaign, Sweep The Vote has been established to
address the increase in political actions against Pagans and
the rights of all people to practice their faith and exercise
their rights of Freedom of Religion.
- Witchcraft is one of the fastest growing religions in America
today. As well as around the world. Many people are becoming
disillusioned with the politics and overpowering control that
fundamentalist religions are pushing in our world today. "Membership
in Wiccan, Deity, Druid and Pagan sects has been skyrocketing
-- up from an unregistered blip in 1990 to more than 350,000
as of 2001" according to the Washington
- It is not the intent of PagansPath to sponsor or promote
one particular political party or candidate. But rather to provide
resources for all Pagans to get involved in their local, state
and national political process to help maintain Civil Liberties
for all religious groups.
- Why Should Pagans Vote?
- Voting is one of the most important rights and responsibilities
that U.S. citizens have. No one forces a person to vote, but
many do to register their desires for the direction of the country.
If you think you're paying too many taxes, or you want more social
change, then voting for a candidate who supports your views is
the way to enact that change.
- Voting provides a mechanism for all pagans to address the
increase in right wing groups to limit religious freedoms and
civil rights of others in order to push their own agendas that
discriminate against alternative religions.
- Every Vote Counts.
- About 150 million people are qualified to vote. But many
don't out of apathy, "Oh my vote doesn't matter. What's
the use anyway?" But your vote does count! And you only
need to look into our history to see how much.
- In 1845 the vote in the U.S. Senate to make Texas part of
the United States was 27 to 25. If the count had been 26 to 26,
Texas would not have been invited to join the Union.
- In 1867 the Senate conducted an impeachment vote against
President Andrew Johnson. Had 1 Senator voted differently, he
would have been removed from office.
- In 1960, had one person in each poling place voted for Nixon,
he would have become President of the U.S. instead of John F.
- During the 1990s the political bases of the Republican and
Democratic parties evened out to about 45% to 45% of the vote.
Leaving the final 10% of independent and undecided voters with
the power to make the difference in elections.
- You Can Make A Difference!
- If you're eligible to vote, Register!
- Then vote in EVERY local, state and federal election. Make
your voice heard.
- Learn about the candidates and issues before you vote in
- Write letters to public officials about issues that are important
- Attend local events and add your views and perspectives to
the public discussion.
- Blog, write emails, add comments to political forums and
share your ideas and opinions.
- Respect your right to vote! It's a privilege that many people
in the world don't have.
- Voting and Political Resources
- Use the following links to learn more about religious freedom
activities, or to contact your own government agencies.