Today is Election Day. Please vote.
Today’s election is critically important. In the past few years, we have made real progress on behalf of LGBT immigrant families. LGBT couples are now recognized as family for discretionary relief from deportation. Young, undocumented people — many of whom are LGBT — have been given a reprieve from removal, too. And Immigration Equality clients like Bradford Wells & Anthony Makk have been spared the pain of separation.
Whoever wins today’s presidential election will decide whether to continue that progress or roll it back. It’s really that simple.
The next Congress will tackle issues important to our families as well. Lawmakers are expected to vote on comprehensive immigration reform legislation next year. The Uniting American Families Act will be reintroduced in the new Congress, too. Your choice today will help determine the fate of those critically important bills.
Politicians always tell us that every election is important, and that’s true. But this election is especially so for our families. We’ve come too far, over the past years, to turn back the clock on progress.
Vote as if your family’s future depended on it. Because it does.