The deadline to register to vote in the 2018 midterm elections in Virginia is Monday, October 15. Voters of all political stripes are encouraged to register and/or confirm their voting status before going to the polls. To register to vote in Virginia, you may do so HERE.
In anticipation of this year’s important election, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force launched “Queer the Vote,” campaign to educate and mobilize lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights supporters in this critical and volatile election year.
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, religious freedom laws, transgender protections and more.
“No matter how you feel about politics and politicians, the fact is they’re the ones making profound decisions affecting each of us. They decide economic policy that determines how much money we have left each month for rent and groceries. They play a massive role in the lives of LGBT people and whether our families are recognized and treated fairly.But here’s the key: We, the American public, are the ones who elect the people who are responsible for making these monumental decisions. Candidates matter, state issues matter, local propositions matter,” said Rea Carey, executive director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force.
For more information about Queering the Vote click the link below.