While there is much uncertainty about what lies ahead in the coming weeks and months for our country, one thing the COVID-19 crisis has made even more clear is the stakes of the election this November could not be higher. HRC’s work to defeat Donald Trump is already underway and we need your help more than ever.
Here are five actions you can take immediately to ensure Trump is replaced by a pro-equality president:
1. Join Our Virtual HRC "Team"
Studies show friend-to-friend contact is as much as 9x more effective than traditional outreach for calls to action like voting. That’s why HRC is launching our new advocacy app, ‘TEAM’. By downloading this app, you can directly engage your own personal contacts via SMS text, email, and social media about the pro-equality issues they care about. Friend-to-friend outreach allows HRC supporters like you to engage in meaningful conversations as trusted messengers with your networks and move those who may not already be involved with HRC to take actions like sharing videos and social content, to recruiting HRC members and volunteers, and promoting virtual volunteer events. Sign up today! go.JoinTeam.com/HRC
2. Promote HRC's Election and Voting Resources
Visit HRC.org/Election2020 to:
- Pledge to get three friends to vote.
- Join HRC’s mobile action network to confirm your voter registration status and receive information about volunteer opportunities.
- Recruit individuals from your networks to become members of HRC.
In the coming weeks and months, this site will be updated with additional actions people can take as well as a series of online trainings we developed to prepare people to engage in HRC’s electoral work remotely.
3. "Operation Swing State"
Our staff has identified a set of states that will be pivotal to the outcome of the Election where we need to build capacity now. By joining, you will receive regular updates and routine voter contact opportunities including our weekly recurring volunteer virtual phone bank into these states. Starting now, every Tuesday through the Election, HRC staff and volunteers are calling into Arizona, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin to help our on-the-ground organizing staff identify and mobilize HRC members and Equality Voters to get engaged in this year. Support and training will be provided via email, webinar, and phone or text message by HRC staff. Please sign up to join our ‘Swing State Squad’ now: HRC.im/SwingStateSquad
4. Sign Up For Virtual Volunteer Shifts
HRC is transitioning many in-person volunteer opportunities to virtual or remote events on Community Hub, our volunteer engagement platform. Community Hub requires all prospective volunteers to complete a brief application and in turn, shows them opportunities to get engaged in our volunteer communities. We will be rolling out more virtual actions you take over the coming days and weeks. Check out and bookmark the event page: HRC.im/VolunteerShifts
5. Join or Renew Your Membership
Support HRC and our organizing work by joining or renewing your membership this year and inviting friends to join as members for as little as $5. If you are not able to volunteer right now--your membership ensures we can still communicate with you about our work and you can help support the infrastructure HRC has built to deliver change on Election Day.