Billy Porter: What do you say to black and queer voters who turned out in 2020 and feel like they didn’t get what they wanted?
Rashad Robinson: Part of activism is trying to push things as far as we can absolutely go, but when we get there, recognizing that we’ve gotten there. The $10,000 and particularly the $20,000 loan forgiveness for Pell Grant recipients will have a huge impact on Black folks, a disproportionate impact on Black, queer folks who make up a larger amount of Pell grant recipients than other communities… We know that the Child Tax Credit has helped families and having an administration that has… made sure that queer families were included in this type of legislation is incredibly important as well. All of the executive orders that have reworked how government operated and took away some of the ways the last administration excluded us and made us targets has been incredibly important, and so for folks that say they haven’t seen anything I just invite you to look harder, to actually look at the record.
GLAAD’s “Vote with Pride” series is featured on our YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter channels, with discussions about key issues including marriage equality, abortion access, healthcare, economic equality, the freedom to read amid efforts to ban LGBTQ-inclusive books, and the freedom to vote.
Billy Porter and Rashad Robinson, President of Color of Change, the largest online racial justice organization, discuss the power of the Black and queer vote and how to motivate LGBTQ voters to the polls.
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