- February 14, 2018
HRC announced its endorsement of Josh Kaul for Wisconsin Attorney General.
“Over the past year in particular, we’ve seen the crucial role attorneys general play in protecting the rights of all Americans, including the LGBTQ community,” said HRC Wisconsin State Manager Wendy Strout. “We are proud to endorse Josh Kaul for Attorney General and look forward to working with him to ensure Wisconsin is a welcoming and inclusive place for all.”
Said Josh Kaul, “I’m honored to be endorsed by the Human Rights Campaign. As AG, I’ll fight to protect equal rights under the law for all Wisconsinites.”
A former Assistant U.S. Attorney and current litigator specializing in voting rights, Kaul has fought for the equal rights of every American. Kaul will be facing incumbent Attorney General Brad Schimel who is seeking a second term. Schimel joined the suit against the Obama administration’s life-saving guidance protecting transgender students. Schimel also recently urged the Supreme Court of the United States to grant a potentially sweeping license to discriminate against LGBTQ people. Such a decision would threaten to gut many of our nation’s most sacred civil rights laws - not just for LGBTQ people, but also for women, people of color, religious minorities, and Americans of all backgrounds.
HRC recently announced a bold, proactive grassroots expansion with the launch of HRC Rising — a campaign to accelerate progress in states from coast-to-coast, resist the politics of hate, fight anti-LGBTQ legislation, and fuel pro-equality candidates and initiatives. The expansion is the biggest strategic investment in the organization’s 38-year history and will include significant investments in Wisconsin. HRC has identified more than 560,000 Wisconsinites as likely Equality Voters, meaning they are strong supporters of progressive LGBTQ policies including marriage equality, adoption by LGBTQ people, and laws that would prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.