Black LGBT Group Wins Award to Combat Voter Suppression

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08/11/2020

LGBT Detroit, the city’s Black LGBTQ+ service provider, has been awarded new grant funding by the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan to help eliminate a range of enduring racial, gender and sexual minority disparities persisting in civic participation throughout Southeast Michigan. This year, LGBT Detroit’s flagship voter engagement program, PRIDE Decides 2020, specifically targets LGBTQ+ communities of color in Wayne and Oakland Counties with its get out the vote message. In addition to expanding the LGBTQ+ people of color electorate in the region, the ACLUMI has also charged the organization with working with area partners, influencers and gatekeepers to increase community investment in the democratic process in what is as an exceptionally polarizing voting environment.

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