Queer The Vote
BeLoved’s Homeless Voice (HV) project is a voter registration and Get Out the Vote campaign with a focus on those who are most disenfranchised in our system (people who are currently and formerly homeless, people who are queer/trans/gender non-conforming, people of color, and people who have been incarcerated). HV is made up of homeless and formerly homeless people and has a two-fold purpose: 1) amplify their voices in public policy decisions to that directly affect the homeless and formerly homeless community; 2) create projects that we lead that help to be a solution to the struggles we face as a community. 2 months ago, HV asked for training in voter registration believing that the vote is a powerful way to have personal and collective voice. We will hold weekly targeted registration drives on the streets and housing communities, education on candidates, Get Out the Vote efforts (flyering, rides to the polls).
Voter registration drive at three Gulf Coast Equality Fest fundraising events. Volunteers will register new voters, assist current voters with change of voter information and provide up-to-date voter education regarding voter ID laws, absentee voting, election dates and ballot samples, polling locations, etc.
First Transgender* Fellowship & Advocacy Conference in historic Selma, Alabama. The purpose of this event is to educate, empower, and unite trans* people statewide, while discussing the importance of issues that directly affect our safety, healthcare, voter education, and economics. The theme, “Bridging the Gap Between Community and Resources” pays homage to SelmaÕs history, but it is also a direct call to action. This 2 day summit will provide workshops that navigate resources that assist with social and medical transitioning.
Fund will go towards providing political education and resources to youth for midterm elections.