#AM_Equality: HRC announces slate of pro-equality candidates for the U.S. House
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This week, HRC announced the endorsement of several candidates seeking to expand the pro-equality majority in the U.S. House of Representatives. If they win this November, these candidates HRC endorsed will expand the pro-equality majority, pass the Equality Act, ensure access to quality, affordable health care is protected, pass systemic reform to our police system, ensure common-sense gun safety legislation is considered and advance voting rights. More from HRC.
MORNING MUST READ -- HRC’S ALPHONSO DAVID ON THE FIGHT FOR OUR DEMOCRACY THIS NOVEMBER: “As a Black man, as a gay man, as an immigrant, I have to make sure that we all know how important it is to fight for this democracy that we claim to care for,” David told Trudy Ring in an exclusive interview for The Advocate.
👀 CHECK OUT HRC’S NEW LOOK: With just weeks to go before Election Day, HRC is launching a new website to better connect our community with all the virtual tools we need to get involved, fight for change and win big this November. Check us out at hrc.org!
TODAY IS BLACK WOMEN’S EQUAL PAY DAY: Despite being one of the most educated and civically engaged groups in America, Black women are not being paid equal wages. It is unacceptable that Black women are paid just 62 cents for every 1 dollar a white man earns.
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