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LGBTQ Pump Up The Vote Campaign

By Charlotte Robinson, October 08, 2020

The National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund has announced an on-going “Queer The Vote” multi-faceted campaign to inform, educate & mobilize LGBTQ communities as we approach the November 3rd election. Rea Carey, Task Force Action Fund Executive Director stated, “This is about the power of US & the stakes could not be higher. It is not news to anyone how critical this election is. We hear it every day, every hour & from everyone. What you may not know is that at least 2 million people identify as LGBTQ+ are not registered to vote. At the Task Force, we believe that voting should be accessible for everyone. The ‘Queer The Vote’ campaign will provide everything one needs to vote successfully & make a difference. Only 50% of registered LGBTQ voters showed up to vote in 2016 & that cannot happen this November.” Kierra Johnson, Deputy Executive Director of the Task Force Action Fund concluded, “In short, our community’s participation could make the difference in who is elected in national, state & local elections this November. This is why we are devoting every day until November 3rd to actions to Queer The Vote. We have seen the erosion of hard-fought LGBTQ+ rights, especially for trans & non-binary people, a mismanaged pandemic that disproportionately impacts marginalized communities, a devastating economic turndown & an uprising crying out for racial justice that continues to grow. We must take our power & obligation to vote seriously, because this election has much more on the ballot than individual candidates, our very democracy is at stake.” 

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