Archived: November 9, 2020
Family Equality is non-partisan. This means we support any candidate or political party that lifts up LGBTQ+ equality and works to end institutionalized racism. However, as we look toward the 2020 election, we can’t ignore the harm that our current Administration has had on our families.
In case you need a refresher, this page explores the actions that the Trump Administration has taken against our families and community members who live in poverty, are people of color, are transgender or gender non-conforming, are not of a dominant religion, are not able-bodied, or belong to other marginalized identities. Use this page to guide necessary conversations with your networks ahead of the 2020 election.
As you review, keep in mind: ELECTIONS MATTER. (Every election, not only the 2020 election).
Check your voter registration status
Every year, millions of eligible voters are unable to cast a ballot because of a missed registration deadline, outdated registration information, or other problems with voter registration. We cannot afford to lose your vote in the 2020 election!
Why We Need LGBTQ+ Families to Vote
Family Equality’s work centers on LGBTQ+ families and those who seek to form them. But we are also committed to serving the intersecting communities that our families belong to. That includes those who occupy identities that have been traditionally kept away from and out of power. In our 40 years of serving these communities, we’ve seen one simple truth: All our voices need to be heard.
And there’s no greater megaphone than your vote.
Your voice can make a difference in the lives of disempowered Americans who have been further marginalized by this Administration. The path forward is easy:
- Make a plan to vote.
- Engage in necessary conversations with family and friends. Help, them make a plan to vote.
What’s at stake in the 2020 election
Take Action Now
As shown above, the next steps are simple. Commit to voting whenever that opportunity is available to you.
To get started making a plan for voting, check your registration status here.