Achieving full freedom and liberation for LGBTQ people requires a democracy that works.
Currently, the administration is weakening efforts to count LGBTQ and other historically undercounted groups in the Census. At the same time, conservative state leaders are using voter suppression tactics and gerrymandered districts to keep certain groups from exercising their constitutionally protected right to vote.
Whether it is at the federal, state or local level, winning LGBTQ-friendly policies requires decision makers who are willing to act favorably on pro-LGBTQ issues. We need our entire community engaged in the democratic process to secure the outcomes that work for us and not against us.
Queering the vote means educating LGBT people and our allies on the issues and challenges we and our families face because of a lack of employment protections, marriage inequality, and more.
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- Statement From Kierra Johnson, on Failure to Enact the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis ActThe following statement can be attributed to Kierra Johnson, Executive Director of the National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund: “The failure to enact the Freedom to Vote, John R. Lewis Act is a profound blow to our Democracy. The inability to ensure voting rights for Black and Brown people and other vulnerable groups like LGBTQ … Read more
- The 2020 Primary Season starts today!Today marks the official start of the 2020 primary season. Voters across Iowa, including thousands of LGBTQ voters, will caucus in the first contest that will determine the Democratic Party’s nominee. Over the coming months w the National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund will be rolling out resources to help LGBTQ voters make the best … Read more
- Rea Carey on Presidential ElectionDear Friend, I, like many Americans, had a night of little to no sleep. I’ve started this day in anger, sadness and so many other feelings because this country has elected an extremist President and Vice President and I fear the damage they will do. We need some time to process the news with our … Read more