Empower Coalition

The Women's March Youth Empower Coalition aims to empower youth to register to vote and turn out to vote in numbers too great to ignore. We are dedicated to giving a voice to the more than 9.4 million LGBTQ+ voters in the United States.  Despite advances into the American mainstream, LGBTQ+ people continue to face real discrimination in all areas of life. Laws in the U.S. do not include clear, specific language that protects LGBTQ+ citizens against discrimination in day-to-day life. 68% of LGBTQ+ youth say they hear negative messages about being LGBTQ+ from elected leaders. In 2018 and beyond, it is imperative that we vote for leaders who are clear in their plans to bring safety and equality to the entire LGBTQ+ community.

THE FACTS

There are 9.4 million LGBTQ voters in the United States. Turnout among LGBTQ voters is reliably high, and we want you to join us!  It's not just the presidential elections that are important.  The consequences of congressional and local races can reverberate for years.  Click here to register to vote.

GOT QUESTIONS?

Can I register to vote online? Is there a deadline before which I have to register to vote, in order to vote in the next election? What if I have a past felony conviction? Can I still register and vote? Get answers to these and other commonly asked questions about registering to vote, voting, and elections in your state by clicking here.

VOTING WHILE TRANS

You have the right to vote regardless of gender identity. But with increasingly strict voter ID laws, trans people may face barriers—both because of difficulties in obtaining an ID that’s accepted, or because they might run into bias or misunderstandings of the law when it comes to their gender.  As the fight against restrictive voter ID and other voter suppression laws continues, knowing your rights can help avoid or solve problems at the polls.  View the National Center for Transgender Equality's "Voting While Trans" Checklist to find out what your state’s laws are, what to expect at the polls, and what to do in case your right to vote is challenged.

OUR LGBTQ LEADERS

The Victory Institute and Out For America work to track openly LGBTQ elected officials at all levels of government. Click here to find officials in your area.