Equality Virginia’s Political Action Committee (EVPAC) has endorsed gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe and they’re asking the LGBT community to arm the phones at an LGBT phone bank this Wednesday to show their support.
McAuliffe has said he wants to outlaw discrimination for state-employees based on any issue, including sexual orientation and gender identity, as his first executive order and make Virginia a welcoming place for everyone. These actions have led to Equality Virginia’s PAC giving the democratic candidate their support.
Jo Gehlbach is the field coordinator of Equality Virginia and she’s been working with the Richmond Field office for the McAuliffe to get the word out about these endorsements for support LGBT Virginians candidates.
The phone bank on Wednesday will kick off a series of events EVPAC has planed to raise support throughout the election season. Their work hopes to inspire all Americans to take part of the electoral process.
“It’s going to be like any other phone bank they have except that it’s going to be staffed by LGBT and allied volunteers,” Gehlbach said.
Gehlbach, who just started working with EV this past spring, says that events like these give her the opportunity to work with the supporters and volunteers.
“I’m really looking forward to working with our supporters and helping to get out the vote,” she said about the event.
“In the future we’ll definitely be having more, possibly on a regional scale,” Gehlbach said for people who are looking at getting involved in their efforts.
The LGBT phone bank will be Wed., Aug. 28, from 6-8 p.m at 1710 East Franklin St. They also invite those looking at getting involved to evadvocates.org.