John M. Becker

It's Election Day - Go Vote! [Open Thread]

Filed By John M. Becker | November 04, 2014 8:00 AM | comments

Filed in: Politics
Tags: election 2014, elections matter, get out the vote, go vote, voting

vote-like-your-rights-depend-on-it.jpgToday is Election Day. Control of the U.S. Senate, the governor's mansions, legislatures, and attorney general positions in dozens of states, and local school boards and city councils are all at stake. (Not to mention the president's ability to get judicial nominees confirmed...)

It's a well-known fact that Democratic and progressive voters turn out in far fewer numbers for midterm elections than they do during presidential election years. But if there's one thing we know in the LGBT equality movement, it's that every election matters -- national, state, and local -- because the people we put into our legislatures and courtrooms are very often the ones who are called upon to decide whether we deserve equal justice under law. Electing pro-equality candidates could not be more important.

So today, get out and vote like your civil rights depend on it -- because they do.

Don't know where your polling place is? Click here to find out.

Are you trans? Click here for a great checklist and voter resource guide from the National Center for Transgender Equality -- and check out their "Voting While Trans" video, after the break.

And oh yeah, for the open thread -- if you've voted, let us know in the comments section. If there's a candidate or a race you're particularly excited about, let us know that too.

Ready, go!

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