Election Day is Tuesday, November 3.

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Election Day is Tuesday, November 3.

We demand a future
for all of us.

We know that power is never conceded, so we must roll up our sleeves and organize like hell to protect the lives and dignity of our jotería, our families, our lovers and all of our communities.
Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement & Mijente Support Committee are launching #VotaJota, a digital voter registration campaign because we believe that queer Latinx peoples can make an impact on this election.

Election Day is almost here, ¡jota!:

Voting Resources

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ID Requirements

Florida

  • Any picture ID with your signature (including credit or debit card with your photo on it)
  • Any student ID with an expiration date (one’s without expiration date vary by county, though, so double check!)

North Carolina

  •  You only need to show ID if you are a first time voter AND you didn’t provide ID when registering.
  • If you didn’t provide ID when registering, you’ll need: current photo ID, utility bill, check, or a government-issued document with your name and address on it.

Arizona

  •  ONE photo ID with your name and address or TWO non-photo IDs with name and address.
  • Student IDs are NOT allowed

Voting While Trans

You have the right to #VOTE no matter your gender identity. Having an ID that doesn’t match your gender identity or presentation should *never* affect that right. Follow along for some tips to help you make a plan to vote:

Make Sure You're registered

You can check your registration status by clicking the “Am I registered to vote?” button above.

Check State Requirements

Check what ID your state requires of voters. 866ourvote.org/state has info for every state.

If your state requires ID to vote — and not every state does — make sure you have it. #VotaJota#VotingWhileTrans

NAME and ID

If your state requires ID, make sure your name and address are the same on your ID and voter registration.

Your gender identity or presentation does not need to match the name or marker on your ID. 

VOTING BY MAIL
If your state allows it, sign up to vote by mail! It’s easy, safe, and the most convenient way to vote. You can sign up right here: usa.gov/absentee-voting.
Know your rights

As we continue to fight restrictive voter ID laws, knowing your rights can help avoid or solve problems at the polls. Find out what your state’s laws are and what to do if your right to vote is challenged at transformthevote.org/voting

Check out our demands:

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Abolish ICE and the Police
When we say Abolish ICE, it means ending all ICE raids and Custom and Border Patrol apprehensions. It means defunding and eliminating all police and militarized forces that threaten Black and Brown communities nationwide and globally. It means the immediate release of all detained and incarcerated people.

Instead of wasting money on systems that oppress and terrorize our communities, that money should go towards funding community-controlled relief responses and health initiatives.

Universal Basic Income

Every single person regardless of their immigration status or whether they’ve paid taxes should be immediately given an equitable universal basic income. This is especially important as Black trans adults have a 40% poverty rate and Latinx trans adults have a 45% rate, per the Williams Institute, making these groups more vulnerable to being impacted through a pandemic, epidemic or public crisis.

Universal Healthcare for All

Every single person regardless of their immigration status or whether they’ve paid taxes should be immediately given an equitable universal basic income. This is especially important as Black trans adults have a 40% poverty rate and Latinx trans adults have a 45% rate, per the Williams Institute, making these groups more vulnerable to being impacted through a pandemic, epidemic or public crisis.

Housing is a human right
It should not take a global pandemic for all of us to recognize that housing is a human right. No one should ever have to worry about whether they will be houseless, and especially during any emergencies.

It means suspending all rent and mortgage payments, banning evictions, including in public housing. And it certainly means giving safe, good quality housing to our houseless communities, which include our Black, trans, queer, Latinx, immigrant communities.

End the criminalization of trans-queer workers

Sexworkers, drag performance workers, bartenders, restaurant workers, retail and service workers, domestic workers, day laborers, grocery workers, medical care providers and other trans-queer workers are navigating queer survival economies. We are workers who deserve a living wage, hazard pay, safe working conditions, access to benefits, and legal protections.

1. Abolish ICE and the Police
When we say Abolish ICE, it means ending all ICE raids and Custom and Border Patrol apprehensions. It means defunding and eliminating all police and militarized forces that threaten Black and Brown communities nationwide and globally. It means the immediate release of all detained and incarcerated people.

Instead of wasting money on systems that oppress and terrorize our communities, that money should go towards funding community-controlled relief responses and health initiatives.

2. Universal Basic Income

Every single person regardless of their immigration status or whether they’ve paid taxes should be immediately given an equitable universal basic income. This is especially important as Black trans adults have a 40% poverty rate and Latinx trans adults have a 45% rate, per the Williams Institute, making these groups more vulnerable to being impacted through a pandemic, epidemic or public crisis.

3. Universal Healthcare for All
Healthcare is a human right. Access to HIV and trans-related care is being restricted, as medical providers prioritize COVID-related care. A holistic health and healing, which includes reproductive justice and emotional, spiritual and mental health wellness of trans-queer people of color, must be prioritized.

Giving every single person, without any restrictions, access to good quality healthcare will empower our marginalized communities.

4. Housing is a Human Right
It should not take a global pandemic for all of us to recognize that housing is a human right. No one should ever have to worry about whether they will be houseless, and especially during any emergencies.

It means suspending all rent and mortgage payments, banning evictions, including in public housing. And it certainly means giving safe, good quality housing to our houseless communities, which include our Black, trans, queer, Latinx, immigrant communities.

5. End the Criminalization of Trans-Queer Workers
Sexworkers, drag performance workers, bartenders, restaurant workers, retail and service workers, domestic workers, day laborers, grocery workers, medical care providers and other trans-queer workers are navigating queer survival economies. We are workers who deserve a living wage, hazard pay, safe working conditions, access to benefits, and legal protections.

Why these demands?

These demands are grounded in solidarity with the most vulnerable in our communities, including trans and queer Latinx, Black, and immigrant people because we know that when we fight for those most marginalized, we fight for all of us.
It means we end all oppressive systems that harm trans-queer people of color: White supremacy, anti-Blackness, xenophobia, Islamophobia, capitalism, transphobia, hetero-patriarchy, misogyny, imperialism, ableism, and the systems that desecrate the earth.
Two key foundational points

1. We are on stolen Indigenous lands and support Indigenous people and communities in their struggle to “assume their rightful place as independent Nations guaranteed with the fundamental right to self-determination for their people, communities, land bases, and political and economic systems,” as included in the Red Nation’s 10 Point Program, which we recommend you read through thoroughly.

2. The US and the world continues to benefit from anti-Blackness and the brutal legacy of chattel slavery. We support the US-based and worldwide struggle to obtain reparations.

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