BY BTL STAFF
What better way to celebrate National Coming Out Day than to make sure we’re registered to vote so we can protect the progress we’ve fought so hard to achieve.
Hillary Clinton points out the simple truth in her recent op-ed that in 2016 there are still too many states in America where LGBTQ people can be fired or evicted from their home because of who they are or who they love.
“That goes against everything we stand for as a country. We need to act on the federal level to take on discrimination in all its forms. That’s what I’ll do as President – with your help,” said Clinton.
It starts with coming out. When people know someone who is LGBTQ, they are far more likely to support equality under the law.
Then, we have to vote so Clinton can win this election and keep fighting for LGBTQ rights. Today is the deadline for registering to vote in Michigan by person or mail. Election Day is Nov. 8.
U.S. citizens who wish to exercise their political will must also be a resident of the town where they’re registered or are registering to vote, according to the Secretary of State’s office. They must also be at least 18 years old.
While Clinton and her opponent, Republican candidate Donald Trump, receive the most attention as they campaign to be U.S. president, four other third party candidates also are running for the nation’s highest office.
Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson, Green Party candidate Jill Stein, socialist candidate Emidio Mimi Soltysik – who is running on the Natural Law Party ticket – and the Constitution Party’s Darrell Castle – who is running on the U.S. Taxpayers ticket – will also be presidential options on the Nov. 8 ballot.
Beyond that, Michiganders can find a list of progressive candidates up and down the ballot in the online comprehensive Voter Guide produced by Between The Lines.
BY BTL STAFF