Post submitted by Maureen McCarty, former HRC Deputy Director of Marketing
HRC President Chad Griffin, who in 2012 took the helm of the nation’s largest LGBT civil rights organization, is honored this year as one of the National Journal’s “30 Most Influential Out Washingtonians.”
Griffin has spent his career taking on entrenched, well-financed interests like big tobacco, big oil and the far right, and shaped national policy debates around equal rights, clean energy, universal health care, stem cell research, and early childhood education.
Prior to joining the Human Rights Campaign, the Arkansas native served as a founding board member of the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER), the sole sponsor of the Prop. 8 lawsuit. He is personally responsible for recruiting the legal dream team of Theodore Olson and David Boies to successfully argue the case.
Griffin shares the National Journal list with SEIU President Mary Kay Henry, The New Republic Editor in Chief Chris Hughes, U.S Senator Tammy Baldwin, and many more.
See the complete list on National Journal.