With the midterm elections just three weeks away, and early voting already started in Ohio, HRC is sprinting through the finish line to pull the emergency brake on Donald Trump, Mike Pence, and their dangerous administration. Today, we’re exposing six of Ohio’s anti-equality candidates and highlighting their dangerous records undermining LGBTQ equality.

From fighting to ban marriage equality, to opposing critical protections for transgender youth, these candidates are a threat to our community’s progress and dangerously out of step with the majority of Ohio voters who believe in equality, fairness and justice.

Here’s what you need to know about six anti-equality candidates in Ohio before you cast your ballot this November:

Jim Renacci (Senate candidate)

  • Voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act, which offers critical protections for LGBTQ people
  • Voted against protecting LGBTQ employees of federal contractors from discrimination
  • Recently appeared at event of anti-LGBTQ hate group

Mike DeWine (Gubernatorial candidate)

  • Opposes anti-discrimination protections for LGBTQ people
  • Opposes marriage equality
  • Opposes allowing transgender kids to use bathrooms that align with their gender identity

Steve Chabot (U.S. House candidate -- OH-01)

  • Received “0” on HRC Congressional Scorecard every Congress in office since 2004
  • Opposed marriage equality
  • Voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act, which offers critical protections for LGBTQ people

Troy Balderson (U.S. House candidate -- OH-12)

  • Strongly supports Trump-Pence, and vice versa
  • Voted against anti-discrimination protections for LGBTQ people

David Joyce (U.S. House candidate -- OH-14)

  • Never received higher than a “16” on HRC’s Congressional Scorecard
  • Voted 30+ times to repeal the Affordable Care Act, which offers critical protections for LGBTQ people
  • Voted against protecting LGBTQ employees of federal contractors from discrimination

Steve Stivers (U.S. House candidate -- OH-15)

  • Voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act, which offers critical protections for LGBTQ people
  • Voted against protecting LGBTQ employees of federal contractors from discrimination

These records of supporting and legislating discrimination show that these candidates have no business representing the great state of Ohio. HRC is committed to mobilizing Ohio’s more than 1.5 million Equality Voters in support of HRC-backed, pro-equality champions like Senator Sherrod Brown, Gubernatorial candidate Richard Cordray, Aftab Pureval (OH-01), Danny O’Connor (OH-12), Betsy Rader (OH-14) and Rick Neal (OH-15), who will fight for our community and all Ohioans. Join us today! Learn how you can cast your vote and check your voter registration status, volunteer with HRC and stay updated on HRC’s efforts in Ohio.

HRC has been on the ground in Ohio for more than a year as part of our coast-to-coast campaign called HRC Rising, which represents the largest grassroots expansion in the organization’s 38-year history. We’re mobilizing and organizing with so many amazing local HRC members, volunteers, and supporters to elect champions of equality in Ohio up and down the ballot. For more information on how to get involved and sign up to volunteer, visit HRC’s Equality Voter Action Center.

Paid for by Human Rights Campaign PAC (www.hrc.org) and not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee 

 


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