The youth-focused LGBTQ+ nonprofit seeks to educate young voters with resources through partnerships with voting organizations including Rock the Vote and DoSomething.
LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, Sept. 20, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — On National Voter Registration Day today, The It Gets Better Project announces the release of new digital content series #ElectionSzn which aims to educate and provide voting resources for LGBTQ+ youth. As the world’s largest storytelling effort to uplift LGBTQ+ youth, the nonprofit has produced a series of short videos that premiered on September 12 and will air weekly through Election Day 2022. (8 November).
With approximately 8.3 million new eligible voters turning 18 since the 2020 general election, the goal of #ElectionSzn is to encourage eligible young LGBTQ+ youth to register to vote and educate young future voters about the voting process. These short videos will spotlight a diverse cast of young content creators and LGBTQ+ activists sharing the reasons they vote and the issues that matter most to them during this election cycle.
To further amplify #ElectionSzn and provide election resources and information to young voters, the It Gets Better Project is collaborating with a number of voting and youth-focused organizations, including Rock the Vote, DoSomething, and GLSEN. The series will be promoted on the It Gets Better Project’s TikTok and Instagram channels and at www.itgetsbetter.org/blog/electionszn/. The series also comes with an effort to register new voters. Eligible voters can now register at itgetsbetter.org.
“LGBTQ+ youth care deeply about a wide range of issues facing this country, and we want to equip them with resources and information that can help them engage with the process,” said Ross von Metzke, director of communications and public relations for It Gets. Best project. “Whether it’s registering to vote, going to the polls or, for LGBTQ+ people who are not yet 18, identifying other ways to get involved, we are deeply grateful to the organizations that work with us to educate and empower future LGBTQ+ youth. of the midterm election.
Voting is important to me because my voice plays a part in selecting my representatives at all levels of government,” said Rowen Elsmore, who streams on Twitch as ms_huffle and contributed to the campaign. “Much of our society can be better off than it is now, regardless of who a person is. Voting is the little thing I can do to help make this happen.
More information about #ElectionSzn and the work of the It Gets Better project can be found at www.itgetsbetter.org.
About the It’s Better Project
Launched in 2010 following one of the most successful viral video campaigns in YouTube history, The It Gets Better Project is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that strives to uplift, empower and connect LGBTQ+ youth around the world. The It Gets Better Project provides critical support and hope to LGBTQ+ youth around the world by harnessing the power of media to reach millions of people each year. Its origins in storytelling and media have extended to include It Gets Better EDU, which exists to ensure educators and student leaders have access to the It Gets Better series as well as resources, information and more. yet easy to use wherever learning takes place, and It Gets Better Global, our global affiliate network that can be found in 19 countries and in eight different languages.
The It Gets Better project received the 2012 Governor’s Award from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and has been featured in a wide range of films and TV shows, including a Saturday Night skit. Live in February 2021. The project has won the support of President Joe Biden, former President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, as well as many celebrities including Kelly Clarkson, Gabrielle Union, Zachary Quinto, Mj Rodriguez, Josie Totah and Gigi Gorgeous. More than 760,000 people took the It Gets Better pledge to share messages of hope and challenge intolerance.
Connect with the It Gets Better project at www.itgetsbetter.org and join the conversation on TikTok, Instagram and Twitter at @ItGetsBetter; Facebook.com/ItGetsBetterProject; and YouTube.com/ItGetsBetterProject.
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