Let the Biden administration know they must take our demand for a ceasefire seriously!

Vote Ceasefire is a national campaign encouraging voters to write in CEASEFIRE on their ballot during the 2024 presidential primaries. Despite relying on our votes in the 2020 presidential election—and in the coming election this fall—President Biden isn't listening to the 80% of Democratic voters who want a ceasefire!

Let’s use the power of the polls to communicate what surveys show: the majority of Americans support a meaningful and lasting ceasefire!

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State Details

Voting CEASEFIRE is available in primaries across the nation.

As your primary approaches, check here for your state details.

Vote Ceasefire Vermont encourages VT voters to write in ‘Ceasefire’ for president on the primary ballot. We’re sending Joe Biden a clear demand for a permanent ceasefire!

When: March 5th

Vermont Secretary of State Presidential Primary General Information page

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Vote Ceasefire Washington encourages WA voters to write in ‘Ceasefire’ for president on the primary ballot. We’re sending Joe Biden a clear demand for a permanent ceasefire!

When: March 12. Ballots must be returned or postmarked by 8 pm on Tuesday, March 12. Limited in-person voting is available.

See WA Secretary of State Presidential Primary FAQ

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Vote Ceasefire California encourages CA voters to write in ‘Ceasefire’ for president on the primary ballot. We’re sending Joe Biden a clear demand for a permanent ceasefire!

When:

  • Vote-by-mail ballots can be returned by mail, at a drop-off location, or your county elections office.
  • Vote centers opened for early in-person voting in all Voter’s Choice Act counties beginning on February 24, 2024.
  • March 5 is Election Day – Polls shall be open throughout the state from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Register to vote and your polling location.

CA Secretary of State Presidential Primary General Information Page

Vote Ceasefire Massachusetts, in support of the Listen to Michigan campaign urging voters to vote “Uncommitted,” encourages MA voters to choose “No Preference” on the primary ballot. We’re sending Joe Biden a clear demand for a permanent ceasefire!

When: March 5

March 5 is Election Day – Polls shall be open throughout the state from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Register to vote and your polling location.

  • You can report your vote for CEASEFIRE using the tool on our website. You will join a national movement of voters using the power of the polls to demand a ceasefire. We will periodically announce the total number of votes.
  • You can also post a photo of yourself with your ballot, or just your ballot, on social media. Tag @voteceasefire along with @secretarybillgalvin to let us know you wrote chose “No Preference” as a vote for “ceasefire” on your ballot.
  • Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Elections Division

About Vote Ceasefire

Vote Ceasefire started in New Hampshire in advance of the First-in-the-Nation Presidential Primary. An informal network of concerned voters organized people to write-in “ceasefire” for president. The purpose was to send a message to the Biden Administration that the majority of Americans support a meaningful and lasting ceasefire; and we will use our votes to demand a ceasefire now.

  • Julia Conley with Common Dreams

    The push for Americans to use their leverage as primary voters and demand a cease-fire in Gaza has spread to Washington state,

  • Bill Maddocks, Activist with New Hampshire Peace Action

    There is that one spot at the bottom [of the ballot] that will hopefully send a statement to President Biden, to the Democratic Party, to our Democratic elected officials that we really are fed up. The killing must stop...The doors must open for negotiations and for rebuilding, and for an end to the horrible IDF attacks on the people of Gaza and the West Bank.”

    Bill Maddocks, Activist with New Hampshire Peace Action
  • Daniel Marans for HuffPost

    the ultimate strength of the “cease-fire” campaign could provide an early look at one of the most important questions in Democratic politics.."

    Daniel Marans for HuffPost
  • David Weigel for Semafor

    For the first time, Joe Biden has more active primary opponents in New Hampshire than Donald Trump...And one is...“ceasefire,” which a group of progressive activists endorsed as a way to tell the president that his party wants to end support for Israel’s war in Gaza."

    David Weigel for Semafor
  • Holly Otterbein for POLITICO

    the actual existence of this movement is another sign of discontent over Biden’s Israel policy."

    Holly Otterbein for POLITICO
  • Morgan Brown, Community Organizer & N.H. Resident Planning to Vote “Ceasefire”

    I want Democratic leaders to see that the American people are taking a stand against the bombing of civilians."

    Morgan Brown, Community Organizer & N.H. Resident Planning to Vote “Ceasefire”
  • John Nichols for The Nation

    Organizers have been fielding calls from across the state and around the country. They’re spreading the word on social media and distributing signs that urge voters to take a pen to the polls and register their discontent with the [administration.]”

    John Nichols for The Nation
  • Andru Volinsky, Former State Rep & N.H. Resident Planning to Vote “Ceasefire”

    If the Democratic establishment is concerned about my vote, they should be concerned enough to recognize that I care deeply about effecting a humanitarian ceasefire. And I’m not alone.”

    Andru Volinsky, Former State Rep & N.H. Resident Planning to Vote “Ceasefire”

NOWHERE IS SAFE IN GAZA

Please note that donations are being collected through our fiscal sponsor, Progressives for Democracy in America.

Vote Ceasefire is Fiscally Sponsored by Progressives for Democracy in America