Make sure you cast your votes in this critical election
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 | Jaime Duggan & Chris Lindsey
Voting is the single most important action that any one of us can take to further the cause of equality. Early voting has begun in a critical election that will have a direct effect on LGBT equality at the national, state and local levels. Your vote matters! We can’t stress how important it is that everyone one of us casts a ballot.
In Texas, the stakes are particularly high -- as we elect our first new governor in fourteen years. HRC has spent unprecedented time and money in Texas working with and for the Wendy Davis for Governor and Leticia Van de Putte for Lt. Governor campaigns. HRC has even sent a full time field organizer, Lindsey Clark, to Dallas to work on the ground in Texas. As you know, Wendy Davis and Leticia Van de Putte are both strong supporters of marriage equality, workplace equality and ending discrimination. HRC has endorsed both of them.
But they can’t win this election if their supporters don’t vote. Harvey Milk, one of the first openly gay elected officials in the nation once said, “Rights are won only by those who make their voices heard.” The clearest, loudest voice we have is our vote.
Early Voting started on October 20 and the last day to request your Vote By Mail ballot is October 24th! If you need any information about how to cast your vote or what kinds of ID you may need, go to www.votetexas.gov. This site can provide you with a lot of information including the location of your polling place and a sample ballot.
Remember, bad politicians are elected by good people who don’t vote. Whether you vote early, or wait until Election Day (November 4), just get out there and do it!