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LGBTQ Midterm Voting Agenda (AUDIO)

By Charlotte Robinson, October 28, 2022

This week I talked with Cathy Renna Communications Director for the National LGBTQ Task Force about joining forces with Equality Florida & Equality Texas to fight anti-LGBTQ extremism ahead of midterm elections including a new animated ad campaign. The ads are adapted from an innovative campaign developed by Wide Angle Research inviting voters to fight extremism & fight for our freedoms. Equality Florida is targeting Governor DeSantis for his repeated attacks against our LGBTQ community, especially highlighting his signing of the vicious "Don't Say Gay" legislation & his repeated attempts to censor school curriculums & ban books. Equality Texas is focusing their efforts on Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton for his anti-LGBTQ rhetoric & promises to defend the Supreme Court with any law criminalizing sodomy enacted by the Legislature. The ads are in English markets & also target Latino audiences with Spanish subtitles. The campaign raises awareness around the increasingly aggressive attacks on our LGBTQ community & communities of color including legislation that bans hundreds of books & censors curriculum covering slavery or mentioning LGBTQ people. As extreme politicians strip away freedoms by banning abortions even in cases of rape & incest they’re also working to criminalize & charge parents with child abuse simply for supporting their transgender child. Renna also addresses the National LGBTQ Task Force “Queer The Vote” campaign that builds grassroot efforts in key battleground states to inform voters of the crucial issues they’re facing in the midterm elections as well as driving LGBTQ people & allies to the polls. I talked to Cathy about what she hopes to accomplish with these campaigns & her spin on our LGBTQ issues. LISTEN:  

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