Voting is a right, and responsibility for all Americans. And PFLAG National would like to help PFLAG Chapters, leaders, and members get-out-the-vote in their communities. In 2020 there is too much at stake for our LGBTQ+ loved ones not to.
Thanks for participating in PFLAG Academy Online! One of our key goals is to help you take the information that you learned in this session and use it to make your chapter stronger and more effective. To do that, we’ve created this page to provide you with tools, resources, and references to materials mentioned in the workshop. As always, the PFLAG National staff is here to help. If you have any questions, comments, or just need some good advice, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Make an Action Plan to Vote with your PFLAG National “I’m Voting Because…” Card, then take the #2020VotePlan challenge!
Research shows that having a plan to vote increases voter turnout by 4.1%. Make a #2020VotePlan and stick to it to make a difference for you and your LGBTQ+ loved ones. By making a plan--and encouraging others to do the same and share their plan--you’ll be increasing the odds that more people will go to the polls and cast their ballots. Visit pflag.org/2020voteplan for information on filling out your "I'm Voting Because..." card, and to take the #2020VotePlan challenge!
Policy Matters: Bi-weekly newsletter, sent every other Friday
Elections Matter: Monthly newsletter, sent on the last Wednesday of the month--with occasional urgent additions--with election updates
Get Out The Vote 2020: Check this blog post for regular updates
PFLAG Academy On-Demand:
Other Advocacy Tools:
Check Your Voter Registration Status: vote.org/am-i-registered-to-vote
Find My State or Local Election Office Website: usa.gov/election-office
Voting & COVID-19: vote.org/covid-19
Vote 411: vote411.org
Ballot Ready: ballotready.org
Election Protection Hotline: 866ourvote.org
DOJ Voting Rights Hotline: civilrights.justice.gov/report/
Articles and Research:
Washington Post: About 100 Million People Couldn’t be Bothered to Vote This Year (2016)
Ad Council & Democracy Works: Driving Voter Turnout in 2020: Research on Effective Messaging Strategies for Each Generation
Williams Institute: THE 2020 LGBT VOTE Preferences and Characteristics of LGBT Voters
ACLU News & Commentary: Block the Vote: Voter Suppression in 2020
Brennan Center: Purges: A Growing Threat to the Right to Vote
them.: 50 States of Queer
Psychological Science: Do You Have a Voting Plan? Implementation Intentions, Voter Turnout, and Organic Plan Making
AFL-CIO Blog: Make a Plan to Vote