Vote & Volunteer with Pride!

Election Day will be here before you know it and signs are pointing to a record turnout! People all across the country realize what’s at stake in this election cycle and are getting involved in the movement. LGBTQ rights, abortion access, voting rights, environmental health, and so much more are on the line. Democracy is on the line.

It is a record year for anti-LGBTQ legislation, most of it targeting our trans siblings. A federal judge in Texas just ruled that HIV prevention medication violates religious freedom. A school board in Florida just voted against recognizing LGBTQ History Month. Earlier this year when the Supreme Court ended the protections of Roe v Wade, Justice Thomas wrote in his concurring opinion that contraception, marriage equality, and criminalization of the LGBTQ community were topics that should be up for debate. 

Our community has no doubt that every election matters. Our vote on every single elected office and issue from the top to the bottom of the ballot is vital and necessary. If we want the values of our community to be reflected in the policies that impact our lives, then we must commit ourselves to engage in the voting process. 

If we as a community want to leave a legacy of progress for our next generation, we must educate ourselves on the issues, register to vote, volunteer our time to remind others to vote, mail in our ballots, show up to the polls, and take pride in voting. You can do all of that with your San Diego Pride family by finding election-related information on our website and signing up to join us in our nonpartisan LGBTQ voter engagement efforts this year. We’d love to have you join us in an LGBTQ-supportive space as we help our community participate in the democratic process! It’s how together we can pursue Justice with Joy!

With Pride,

Fernando Z. López
Pronouns: they/them/theirs
Executive Director
San Diego Pride

P.S. You can help our year-round community engagement and voter turnout efforts by becoming a monthly supporter of San Diego Pride

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About San Diego Pride

San Diego Pride raises funds primarily through festival ticket and beverage sales, and through sponsorships, and exhibitor fees. These funds support San Diego Pride’s community philanthropy which has distributed more than $2.5 million in advancement of its mission to foster pride, equality, and respect for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities locally, nationally, and globally.