Despite being at least 4.5% of the US population, LGBTQ people hold only 0.17% of all elected offices nationwide.
We need to elect 22,529 more LGBTQ people in order to achieve equitable representation!
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Today is National #OutToWin Day, a day dedicated to highlighting the issue of LGBTQ underrepresentation in politics and governement and to encourage LGBTQ folks everywhere to run for office. Check out trailblazing lesbian Senator Tammy Baldwin's op-ed in today's @nytopinion section and learn from America's first openly gay senator why LGBTQ representation in government has always mattered. Then once you're inspired, head to outtowin.org and take the pledge to run! The campaign experts at @victoryinstitute will be in touch with everything you'll need to get started.
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Happy National Out to Win Day! Nominate an LGBTQ womxn of color to run office. https://victoryinstitute.org/outtowin/ #OutToWin #AAPI #WomenLead #LatinasLead #BlackWomenLead #Muslim #AsianAmerican #NativeAmerican #Indigenous #BlackWomen #Latinas #WomenofColor #Podcasters #WOCpodcasters #BrownGirls #BrownGirlsWhoBlog #BrownGirlBloggers #Politics #Feminism #Feminist #Bloggers #Blogging #MomsinPolitics #RepresentationMatters #Representation #Podcast #WomensRights #TheBGG
My @nytimes op-ed looks at the consequences of having too few #LGBTQ people in elected office...and it must change. This National #OutToWin Day, help increase LGBTQ representation by taking the pledge to run for office at https://t.co/qQjF2D5Lz3. — TB https://t.co/KI6TncEvcG— Tammy Baldwin (@tammybaldwin) April 2, 2020
We need to elect 22,529 more #LGBT to achieve equitable representation! #OutToWin https://t.co/g3fuj7xpnK Here are Davidson Co Out Elected: CM Russ Bradford |Judge Jennifer Smith|CM Emily Benedict|CM Brett Withers|CM Nancy VanReece|CM Zach Young (not pictured, Judge Rachel Bell) pic.twitter.com/FqS7Bgu6FT— NVR4District8 (@NVR4District8) April 2, 2020
Today is National #OutToWin Day—and the @VictoryFund is doing great work to recruit, train, & elect out public officials at all levels of government. If you're LGBTQ and have ever considered running, now is the time to learn more and take the pledge at https://t.co/1VuRWkWBow— Pete Buttigieg (@PeteButtigieg) April 2, 2020
In order for our government to work for all Americans, it's important it be representative of all Americans. With openly LGBTQ individuals only making up .17% of elected officials, we have work to do.— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) April 2, 2020
This National #OutToWin Day, I'm asking: Will you run? https://t.co/QvM6IINN4T
Out to Win:
LGBTQ Elected Leaders Panel
In honor of National Out To Win Day, LGBTQ Victory Institute President & CEO and former Houston Mayor Annise Parker moderated a Facebook Live panel featuring openly LGBTQ trailblazers Kansas Congresswoman Sharice Davids, Maryland Delegate Gabriel Acevero and Fairfax County School Board Member Karl Frisch.
Check out what each of them had to say about the hard work of campaigning, how to raise money and how to discuss identity as an openly LGBTQ candidate.