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! 

PFLAG Materials:

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

One Voice Can Change the World: The PFLAG National Policy Guide and Advocacy Toolkit

Voting Matters: The PFLAG National “Get Out the Vote” and Voting Guide

PFLAG Academy On-Demand:

PFLAG Votes 2020: Advocacy in 10-Minutes or Less

Advocacy in an Election Year for PFLAG Leaders: Your Voice Can Change the World

Supercharge Your PFLAG Advocacy and Be Heard!

Other Advocacy Tools:

501 (c) 3 Do’s & Don’ts

Visit Scheduling Letter

Legislative Thank You Letter

Coalition Building Letter

Media Advisory

Web Resources:

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)

Ballotpedia: Margin of victory analysis for the 2018 congressional elections

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  

Williams Institute: THE POTENTIAL IMPACT OF VOTER IDENTIFICATION LAWS ON TRANSGENDER VOTERS in the 2020 General Election

Vox: LGBTQ voters turned out in record numbers on Super Tuesday

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

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