About Mark LaChey

Mark LaChey is an attorney and Chair of the LGBTQ&A Caucus of the Michigan Democratic Party. He also servers as a Vice-Chair of the Michigan Democratic Party and on the Board of The Victory Fund. Find the LGBTQ&A Caucus on Facebook.

On Nov. 6 Ballot Firsts Abound

By |2018-10-31T14:42:02-04:00October 31st, 2018|Opinions, Viewpoints|

What to say to get you to vote that isn’t already in a meme? That’s my task and conundrum. So let’s start with this: LGBTQ Michiganders, when sufficiently motivated, vote and do so in large numbers. For example, 2014 post-election modeling done by the national Stonewall Democrats determined that 14 percent of all Democratic voters in Michigan were LGBTQ. Assuming that we’re 3 to 5 percent of our state’s overall population, that outsized voting percentage is hugely significant.