PRIDE Annual Report 2020 - Page 22

and in the last six , voter turnout had not exceeded 54 percent . USA Today reported LGBTQ voters are becoming an increasingly key constituency for presidential candidates . On Super Tuesday in March 2020 , 10 percent of voters identified as queer , a marked jump from the six percent recorded in the 2018 midterm elections .
“ The first step in voter engagement is voter registration , but the goal of this Get Out The Vote initiative is to move voters into action ,” said Tom Tagliabue , President of the Mosaic Project of South Texas . “ With the number of federal , state , county , city and other important races on the ballots and the issues being debated by candidates and voters , interest should be at an all-time high . It is imperative that even with a global pandemic that nothing impede , discourage , or get in the way of our fundament right to vote .”
The Coastal Bend Trans Alliance in conjunction with CCLGBT also conducted its own voter engagement program entitled “ I Vote Because …”. CCLGBT President Liz Musella-Robledo said its campaign shares personal stories about the individual ’ s motivation for voting . “ Voting is central to our core values as an organization to further develop the LGBTQIA + community in the Coastal Bend and improve the quality of life for all ,” Musella-Robledo said . “ We are committed to promoting equality and respect for all people .”