25 Days Until Election Day: 4 Things You Need to Know
October 12, 2012 by Carolyn Simon, Deputy Director of Digital Media
It’s hard to believe there are just 25 days until Election Day. But there is still plenty of time to have a huge impact on the outcome of these crucial campaigns.
Here are four things you need to know about the 2012 elections:
- Barack Obama is the most pro-LGBT president in U.S. history. He supports marriage equality and the Employment Non-Discrimination Act and opposes the Defense of Marriage Act. He signed Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act and the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” into law. Mitt Romney, on the other hand, has signed the National Organization for Marriage’s anti-marriage equality pledge and even opposes civil unions. He does not support ENDA and has a troubling history with bullying in relation to LGBT youth. Find out more at www.hrc.org/romney.
- If marriage-related ballot measures are approved in Washington, Maryland and Maine, it would mean than nearly 50 million people in the United States would live in states that embrace marriage equality. This is a critical time in the fight for marriage in this country - we must also work to defeat the discriminatory amendment in Minnesota. That’s why HRC has already committed $4.4 million to these state ballot measures. Take action today to support coalition efforts in Maryland, Washington, Maine and Minnesota.
- We can make history by electing Tammy Baldwin to represent Wisconsin in the U.S. Senate. Baldwin would become the first-ever openly gay U.S. senator. Baldwin is one of many candidates in federal and state races who have proven track records in the fight for full equality for LGBT Americans. These candidates support the LGBT community, and now it’s our turn to support them.
- In some states, you can still register to vote in this election. Find out the laws in your state and register today.
Don’t miss your chance to get involved. Find out more at www.hrc.org/election.
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