Georgia Equality works to rally vote over 2 days

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imageIf you haven’t heard, there’s another election going on and this one takes place in 12 days. So Georgia Equality is working to rally gay voters to the polls and build support for two LGBT candidates on the ballot.

On Friday, the statewide gay rights group hosts an informal rally to get voters to the polls for advance voting. Georgia Equality asks that you head to an early voting location, cast your ballot and head to the Transgender Day of Remembrance.

The annual vigil includes keynote speaker state Sen. Vincent Fort, a longtime advocate for LGBT issues. and calls attention to transgedner murder victims across the U.S.

This pitch from Georgia Equality:

In an effort to rally the vote in the spirit of unity, we are encouraging the LGBT community and our allies to go to the polls at 4pm this Friday, November 20th to VOTE EARLY for the runoff election.  Join your friends and neighbors in line and cast your vote for equality in these important runoff races!

Find your early voting location here.

Lest you think political and activist duties are over, Georgia Equality wants political types to enjoy a weekend of activity. So after rallying and remembering Friday, you can canvass and call Saturday and Sunday.

imageWith two gay candidates left, the gay rights group wants to rally as much support as possible for Simone Bell (photo) and Alex Wan (photo) on its Victory Canvas/Walk for Equality Day.

Supporters of both candidates will meet at the Georgia Equality offices in Candler Park Saturday at 11 a.m. for a brief training session before hitting the streets for canvassing. Bell will be working District 58, the area she hopes to represent in the state House. Wan will hit the neighborhoods of District 6, the seat he wants to fill on the Atlanta City Council.

Bell’s campaign is also asking for volunteers to help with phonebanking over the next several days.


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