GLAAD has partnered with Lee Daniels to send a voice message to LGBTQ voters and allies in the battleground state of Pennsylvania. The call informs direct voters about the issues at stake in this election for LGBTQ people.
Listen to the message below:
In the call to voters, Daniels said: “I’m proud to be working with GLAAD in my home state of Pennsylvania to make sure we have the highest turnout of LGBTQ and ally voters this election year.” He continued, “So much is on the line for my LGBTQ friends, including marriage equality, adoption, the safety and dignity of transgender Americans, and racial justice.”
GLAAD previously announced its election-season partnership with Demi Lovato, Halle Berry, and Adam Rippon to send voice messages to LGBTQ voters and allies in battleground states of Texas, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. Listen to their messages here and below.
GLAAD’s recently released ‘State of LGBTQ Voters’ poll found that LGBTQ voters are highly motivated and prepared to vote. GLAAD’s poll, with Pathfinder Opinion Research, found that 76% of likely LGBTQ voters favor Biden over Trump, who received 17%. 88% of respondents report being registered to vote and 81% of likely LGBTQ voters are more motivated to vote in 2020 than in recent elections.
GLAAD also recently released the findings from its 2020 Accelerating Acceptance Index, which found that a majority of Americans, both LGBTQ and non-LGBTQ, believe that LGBTQ people have federal protections in areas of life in which they do not. The study also found that despite the lack of federal protections for LGBTQ people, the majority of non-LGBTQ Americans believe that LGBTQ people should be protected from discrimination under federal law. Read the full study here.
GLAAD has been engaged in a 100 Days of Action campaign to educate LGBTQ people about what’s at stake during the 2020 election and to increase LGBTQ turnout at the polls in November. GLAAD has added pressure on news media to include LGBTQ issues as a part of their coverage, including in conventions, debates, town halls and the Supreme Court confirmation hearings. As part of its get out the vote work, GLAAD also launched its Digital Doorknocking initiative, which is a grassroots effort to get GLAAD’s followers the tools to reach out to family and friends. By signing up, GLAAD’s followers gain access to exclusive graphics, videos, research and resources to share with friends, family, and fellow advocates leading up to the election.