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A Vote for Matt is a Vote for Me

featuring Rebeka Brusehoff

The elections of 2020 will likely be the most important of our lifetime, with repercussions that will directly impact the futures of young people, many of which are not yet old enough to cast a vote. The “A Vote For Matt, Is a Vote For Me” campaign highlights the role we have as educated voters to speak up for the voiceless, advocate for our LGBTQ+ youth and most importantly make our vote count! We do this by inspiring young people who can vote, to register and exercise their rights, while also giving those too young to vote a platform to share their thoughts with adult allies who can, and should, vote on their behalf.

“As a transgender young person, it can feel really helpless knowing that this election will have a big impact on my future, on my rights, and yet I can’t even vote. LGBTQ+ youth like me need you to get out and vote as if our lives depend on it, because they do. Over the past few years we’ve watched the most vulnerable in our country face increasing rates of violence and discrimination. When you cast your vote, it goes way beyond just you. “A Vote for Matt is a Vote for me” is a reminder of that, a reminder that youth voices and youth lives matter. We need you to show up for Matt, for kids like us.”

At only 12-years-old, Rebekah Bruesehoff, a transgender youth advocate, public speaker and field hockey player has testified before the New Jersey state legislature, published an op-ed in the Philadelphia Inquirer, spoken to crowds as large as 31,000, and most recently became a real-life Marvel Universe superhero. Best known for her sign in 2017 that read, “I’m the scary transgender person the media warned you about,” this viral sensation is just beginning to change the world. Learn more about her journey at rebekahbruesehoff.com

Show your support and promote the ‘A Vote For Matt, Is a Vote For Me’ campaign by using the hashtags #VoteForMatt or #Vote4Matt, posting the ‘Vote For Matt’ logo on Twitter and IG, and updating your Facebook profile with our campaign frame here.

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