The midterm elections and your money

The midterm elections and your money

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Hello everyone! It’s time to vote in the 2022 midterm elections (if you haven’t already voted early).

I head to the polls today in my hometown of Fayetteville, North Carolina to choose a new senator, U.S. House Representatives, and lawmakers to serve in the General Assembly.

I exercise my right to vote to have a say in who decides my state’s future policies and to remind myself that my voice really matters. As the daughter of Brazilian immigrants who haven’t had citizenship for most of their lives, I never want to take these things for granted.

Especially in a time when the stakes are high. We face economic challenges, the impact of inflation, the effects of the war in Ukraine, and other critical political issues that will be influenced by Congress.

(This article originally appeared in NextWeekly, my weekly newsletter filled with money news, trends and insights. Register using the box below.)

Voters across the United States will be asked to tick “yes or no” to several important questions on their ballots. There are 132 statewide ballot measures in 26 states and Washington D.C. that touch on a wide range of topics, from abortion, Medicaid and medical debt to early childhood education , minimum wage, etc.

These questions can directly affect your community and even your personal finances, so it’s important to do your research before casting your vote.

For example, voters in Nebraska will be asked to decide whether to raise the state’s minimum wage from $9 to $15 by January 2026. In New Mexico, voters will decide whether to raise the state’s minimum wage from $9 to $15 by January 2026. education a universal right. A ballot initiative in Arizona could provide medical debt relief if voters say yes to capping interest rates at 3% and allowing debt collectors to seize someone’s property.

Your state election commission’s website is a great resource if you’re not sure what metrics or candidates will appear on your ballot. Here are some other useful resources:

Still hesitant to vote? This statement by the late John Lewis, a former Georgia congressman and civil rights leader, seems particularly apt:

Voting is valuable. It is the most powerful non-violent tool we have in a democratic society, and we must use it.

You can learn more about this year’s top voting initiatives with our friends at CNET. (CNET, like NextAdvisor, is owned by Red Ventures).

Midterm Elections 2022: Voting Questions to Watch on Election Day

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Voting is a way to shape the policies and governance of your community, which can influence your money and many other aspects of your life.

Correction: The version of this newsletter that was emailed incorrectly stated that the North Carolina gubernatorial election would take place on November 8. North Carolina will elect its next governor in 2024.

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