#AM_Equality: HRC endorses slate of pro-equality candidates across the country; Trump won’t fund USPS, blocking efforts to expand mail-in voting.
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HRC ENDORSES A SLATE OF PRO-EQUALITY CANDIDATES ACROSS THE COUNTRY: In addition to our expansive volunteer network, HRC will have at least 51 full-time staff in seven priority states (Arizona, Michigan, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Wisconsin) and an additional 26 staff focused on a second tier of states. While in person organizing has been limited by the COVID-19 pandemic, HRC has embraced digital organizing, launching a new tool called TEAM allowing our broad network of volunteers and steering committees to engage their networks personally and hundreds of virtual phone banks and text banks to engage pro-equality voters even without the ability to interact in person.
TRUMP WON’T FUND U.S. POSTAL SERVICE, BLOCKING EFFORTS TO EXPAND MAIL-IN VOTING: The U.S. Postal Service must have the resources it needs to facilitate a safe and fair election amid a global pandemic. Voters across the country, especially those from marginalized communities, will be facing unprecedented challenges to safely make their voices heard in this pivotal election. As more Americans die of COVID-19, voters want and deserve safe voting options, the President’s attempts at voter suppression notwithstanding.
TODAY AT 3 P.M. ET -- HRC’S ALPHONSO DAVID AND MICHAEL VAZQUEZ TO APPEAR ON PANEL ADDRESSING ANTI-LGBTQ SENTIMENTS IN THE LATINX COMMUNITY: The panel will be hosted by the League of United Latin American Citizens. Please register here if you'd like to attend.
THE LEGACY OF LGBTQ PEOPLE IN THE AUTO AND TECH INDUSTRIES: Jeremy Alicandri (@JeremyAlicandri) writes for Forbes about the LGBTQ heroes in these industries, including Lynn Conway (@lynnconway), who bravely came out as transgender in the 1960s, and was fired soon after from IBM. "Lynn's story so clearly captures the business impact of failing to be an inclusive and welcoming employer through the loss of talent, innovation, and lucrative patents,” said HRC Workplace Equality Director Beck Bailey (@TheBeckBailey). “This cautionary tale extends to all workers and their contributions to the business -- engineers such as Lynn as well as store clerks, manufacturing line workers, and office personnel. No business can afford to lose talented and productive staff simply because they are LGBTQ. More from Forbes.
QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA VOTES TO PROTECT LGBTQ PEOPLE FROM SO-CALLED “CONVERSION THERAPY”: They are the first state in Australia to make such a change. More from Reuters.