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Aired Nov 3, 2022

The Midterm Elections are Next Tuesday!

Did you know that nearly half (48%) of LGBTQ+ voters say that they are more motivated to vote in the 2022 midterm elections than in the 2020 presidential elections? With so much at stake on Tuesday, November 8, now is the time to motivate and mobilize voters.

We hosted a conversation about this article as a part of PFLAG Connects and Something to Talk About Live on Thursday, November 3. Did you miss it? You can still watch it here

Article: Here’s What’s at Stake for LGBTQ+ People in the Midterm Elections

Source: Thrillist

Author: Jeremy Porr

Questions for Discussion:

  1. When you think of what’s at stake for the LGBTQ+ community in this election – what issue concerns you the most? What kind of legislation would most directly impact you and your family?

  2. Are you aware of any out, LGBTQ+ politicians running for office in your local or state elections? If you wanted to learn more about their candidacy and where they stand on key issues for your community, where would you go?

  3. f you have not already voted, do you have a plan to vote on Tuesday? Do you know where your polling place is and what time it opens and closes? Do you have everything you’ll need in order to cast your ballot?

Bonus Resources: Check out pflag.org/vote to learn more about how you can educate, mobilize and protect voters next Tuesday and “How age-old homophobic language is being used to miseducate voters“ from CNN by Brandon Tensley.

About Our Guests:

Patrick Cochran, Advocacy and Policy Engagement Senior Coordinator, PFLAG National

Diego Sanchez, Director of Policy, PFLAG National

Ways to Watch:

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Something to Talk About Live is a series designed by PFLAG National’s Straight for Equality program to create conversation about LGBTQ+ issues. Each week we offer an article on LGBTQ+ topics and suggest a few questions you can use to lead a discussion with your ERG, community group, or PFLAG chapter.