People.com online editor Janet Mock,
National Center for Transgender Equality President Mara Keisling and
actress Laverne Cox are among those appearing in a campaign
addressing transgender election issues.
The campaign features transgender
Americans discussing some of the challenges they face at the polls
and is sponsored by the National Center for Transgender Equality
In one ad, Mock says new voter ID laws
could disenfranchise up to 25,000 transgender American next month.
“This election, more than 25,000
transgender people could lose their right to vote because of new
voter ID laws,” Mock says in the 1-minute video. “Even if you've
never had a problem voting before, please check your voter
registration information to make sure that your name and address
match your ID. And if you have the time and resources, update your
photo ID and gender marker.” (The video is embedded on this page.
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came out transgender 2 years ago in an It Gets Better video.