- February 21, 2020
HRC ENDORSES U.S. REP. ANGIE CRAIG FOR REELECTION: “The voters of Minnesota’s 2nd district made a wise choice in electing Angie Craig to Congress in 2018. She’s hit the ground running as a champion for civil rights, for good paying jobs, and for accessible and affordable health care,” said HRC President Alphonso David (@AlphonsoDavid). “Angie Craig’s success in Congress has helped show LGBTQ children and youth that they can aspire to any job in America regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.” More from HRC and Politico.
- Over the next year, HRC will devote significant resources to turning out the 658,000 Equality Voters across the state of Minnesota to ensure pro-equality, LGBTQ leaders like Rep. Craig remain in or are elected to office.
INSIDE HRC’S NEVADA CAUCUS ORGANIZING EFFORTS: HRC is working round-the-clock to boost turnout among the 127,000 LGBTQ and 657,000 Equality-minded caucus-goers. With five staff organizing in Nevada, HRC has made more than 21,000 calls about the caucus and trained 100 people how to be a caucus volunteer. “I think organizing the LGBTQ community is very unique because we have so much diversity within the community,” said HRC Nevada State Director Briana Escamilla (@escamillabriana). “We’re a very intersectional community, which means that all of these priorities matter to us.” More from Kate Sosin (@shoeleatherkate) at NewNowNext.
VICTORY -- FLORIDA APPEALS COURT RULES EX-FELONS HAVE RIGHT TO VOTE, EVEN IF THEY CANNOT AFFORD TO PAY BACK COURT FEES: More from Talking Points Memo.
This is an important victory for voting rights advocates, both in Florida and those undertaking similar pro-voter efforts across the nation. The right to vote should never have a price tag attached. https://t.co/9ZBuO2mBx5— Alphonso David (@AlphonsoDavid) February 19, 2020
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HAPPY 80th BIRTHDAY, REP. JOHN LEWIS! Happy Birthday, Rep. John Lewis! For more than 60 years, Rep. Lewis has used his voice for change. Thank you for urging us to get in good trouble
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WASHINGTON BILL TO BAN ANTI-LGBTQ “PANIC DEFENSES” NAMED AFTER LOCAL TRANS TEEN KILLED LAST YEAR: The Nikki Kuhnhausen Act would block a defendant from using a victim’s actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity as a defense. More from The Daily Chronicle.
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