Queer the Vote
2022 Midterm Elections
The National LGBTQ Task Force is queering the vote during the 2022 Midterms by driving LGBTQ+ people and allies to the polls in key battleground states.
We are building grassroots people power and creating the conditions to deliver concrete wins for LGBTQ+ people. This is done by ensuring year-round engagement, enhancing the volunteer experience, building partnerships, increasing visibility, and setting measurable goals. LGBTQ+ rights, protections, and joy are our priorities.
Elections are often close, so even a few votes can determine our futures.
Get out the vote at one of our weekly Kikis while having a blast with other passionate LGBTQ+ activists and allies.
Join us to grow new skills, learn from our history and go back to our roots as both a movement and community.
Right now, we are seeing unprecedented systemic attacks on everything from bodily autonomy via access to safe abortion and gender-affirming care to attacks on marriage equality and education. By engaging with key constituents from Florida to Texas through phone banking, we can mobilize LGBTQ+ voters and their allies to help elect LGBTQ+-affirming local and national candidates and incumbents.
Get Ready to Vote
Join a Queer the Vote Kiki to increase voter turnout in Florida in the upcoming election!
What is a “Kiki”?
Kiki’s were born out of the Ballroom scene, a Black and Brown LGBTQ+ subculture with roots in New York City. A Kiki is a gathering of friends in a social setting to “spill tea,” talk, share information, organize, and have fun while being in community.
We want to grow new skills, learn from our history and go back to our roots as both a movement and community. So, the National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund is doing just that: resourcing Kiki's across the country to organize and harness the power of LGBTQ+ people and allies. We, and most importantly, you, will be gathering those folks to engage in actions, such as phone banking, to increase voter turnout in this upcoming election.
We are experiencing unprecedented systemic attacks on everything from bodily autonomy via access to safe abortion and gender-affirming care to attacks on marriage equity and education. By engaging with key constituents from Florida to Texas through phone banking, we can mobilize LGBTQ+ voters and their allies to help elect LGBTQ+ affirming local and national candidates and incumbents.
With many of these attacks, we find political leaders spearheading attacks on our civil liberties. For example, Governor Ron DeSantis and Greg Abbot or the bigoted special interest groups, Mothers for Liberty, behind these anti-queer, anti-Black campaigns. But luckily, we have people power behind us and mobilization efforts, such as phone banking, increasing voter turnout by approximately 3.8%. This is enough to swing entire elections!
The Power of LGBTQ Voters
LGBTQ voters have the power to change the outcome of elections completely. The Task Force will continue to stay engaged with our partners and targets through various political campaigns to foster the expansion of our movement, one focus during our Get Out the Vote work is to engage the most marginalized and the most engaged from our democracy. Through this distinct work engaging all our communities, we believe we can build a democracy that works for us as LGBTQ people and not against us. We want free and accessible voting rights, a crucial component of an inclusive, and equitable society.