Out for Equality in Texas: An LGBTQ Day of Action

by Ryan Wilson

Calling all Equality Voters in Texas! Mark your calendars THIS Saturday for a Day of Action.

Calling all LGBTQ people in Texas! Mark your calendars for THIS Saturday, October 27, for a Day of Action. HRC is teaming up with Equality Texas and other organizations across the state to achieve two critical goals: Mobilize LGBTQ & Equality Voters to the polls during the early voting period, and show up to volunteer for pro-equality candidates.

Here are three easy ways you can participate:

  1. GO EARLY VOTE: Wear your rainbow pride colors or favorite HRC gear and head out to Early Vote this week or on Saturday, October 27th when Early Voting locations in your county are generally open from 7am to 7pm.

Not sure who to vote for? We also encourage you to check out the recommendations for state and local offices from HRC and our partner organizations in Texas:

  1. VOLUNTEER: Once you’ve voted, volunteer some time for pro-equality candidates across the state so that they know LGBTQ people and their allies are an important part of the election this year. Visibility matters, and showing up in campaign offices in your HRC gear or favorite pride shirt helps campaign staff and candidates know that we are constituents that should matter to them.

For HRC volunteer opportunities across Texas, check out our special Texas Mobilize page.

  1. POST A PHOTO: Consider organizing a group of friends to vote early or volunteer together on Saturday. Before you go, download and print this OUT for EQUALITY sign and take a photo at your polling location. Send your photo or selfie to photos@hrc.org along with the names of those in the photo and the city where the photo was taken.
  2. SPREAD THE WORD: Text 5 friends right now and tell them about early voting and Out For Equality: An LGBTQ Day of Action. Also use social media to help engage more people around you.

Invite people on Facebook

Texans, help turn out the vote in Texas by participating in HRC’s day of action on Saturday, Oct. 27 and spreading the word! https://www.facebook.com/events/923763561157844/ 

Use this sample tweet:

Texans, help #TurnOUTTX by participating in @HRC’s day of action on Saturday, Oct. 27 and spreading the word. #QueerTheVote #RainbowWave www.hrc.org/blog/out-for-equality-in-texas-an-lgbtq-day-of-action