• Audrey Richards

Campaigning at PRIDE

This year Springfield elected to hold their Pridefest in October, and the Audrey 2020 campaign was there to collect petition signatures and show support for the LGBT+ community. I spoke to several people about issues affecting the 7th district, everything from healthcare to voting rights to corporate tax reform. We also spoke about issues affecting the queer community specifically. It was disheartening to see the looks on peoples' faces when they realized they had to sign my petition with their legal name, and not the name they prefer to use. Little moments like that add up, and it shows how government can make life unnecessarily difficult for people it deems lesser. We are all created equally and laws should treat everyone that way.

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