#AM_Equality: August 5, 2020

by HRC Staff

HRC to hold launch event TOMORROW on results of vote by mail survey; HRC endorses champions for equality up and down the ballot

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JOIN US FOR AN EXCITING EVENT TOMORROW: On Thursday, August 6 at 7:30 p.m. EDT, on the anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, the HRC Foundation is hosting Communities of Color: Communicating Safe Voting Options for November, which will share the first results of a national survey of voters of color, including LGBTQ voters of color, to determine voter sentiment in regards to vote by mail.

HRC ON KANSAS REPUBLICAN PRIMARY RESULTS: Yesterday, Rep. Roger Marshall won the state’s Republican primary for U.S. Senate. Said HRC Associate Regional Campaign Director Lindsey Clark in response: “At every opportunity, Roger Marshall has attacked, demeaned and dehumanized transgender people. He and his fellow Republican candidates waged one of the most anti-LGBTQ primaries this cycle, engaging in a race to the bottom by releasing ad after ad attacking transgender kids and LGBTQ people. Marshall’s brand of anti-LGBTQ extremism may have won a primary, but it won’t win the battle ahead. Over the next 91 days, HRC will work to unite all vulnerable communities across the state of Kansas to close the book on Marshall’s politics of discrimination and bigotry and elect a true ally, Barbara Bollier, to the U.S. Senate.” Read more from HRC.

WHAT WE’RE READING WEDNESDAY -- FORMER U.S. WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM MEMBER LORI LINDSEY PENS OP-ED AGAINST IDAHO’S ANTI-TRANS LAW: “Anti-transgender activists claim that laws like HB 500 will protect girls’ and women’s access to sport, but that’s far from the impact,” writes Lindsey (@LoriLindsey6). “Anti-transgender laws fail to address actual barriers in women’s sports such as a lack of resources and funding, lack of training and investment in women coaches and lack of education about the unique benefits of supporting female players… Our laws should protect transgender youth, not discriminate against them.” Read the full op-ed from the Indy Star.

ICYMI -- YESTERDAY, HRC FOUNDATION & PSB INSIGHTS RELEASED NEW DATA ON THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON BLACK LGBTQ PEOPLE: The new research shows that Black LGBTQ people are more likely to have had their employment adversely impacted due to the virus, are more likely to have made changes to their budgets and are more likely to have asked for delays in paying various expenses for necessities. Read more from Reuters, NewNowNext and The Hill.

HRC ENDORSES…

PAT TIMMONS-GOODSON FOR CONGRESS IN NORTH CAROLINA’S EIGHTH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT: “Justice Pat Timmons-Goodson will not just be an ally to our community but a true advocate,” said HRC President Alphonso David. “Justice Pat Timmons-Goodson not only understands that, but has committed to making the change we need by passing the Equality Act. The Human Rights Campaign is proud to endorse Justice Timmons-Goodson and will work in the coming months to help mobilize the 1.5 million Equality Voters across the state of North Carolina to elect her and other pro-equality leaders up and down the ballot.” More from HRC.

OHIO CHAMPIONS FOR EQUALITY: HRC-endorsed candidates include: Jennifer Brunner (Supreme Court); John O’Donnell (Supreme Court); Crystal Lett (SD-16); Betsy Rader (SD-18); Phillip Robinson (HD-6); Nancy Day-Achauer (HD-23); and Casey Weinstein (HD-37). “Right now, over 389,000 LGBTQ Ohioans live under a patchwork of protections,” said HRC Ohio State Director Shawn Copeland. “Driving from Cincinnati to Cleveland, an LGBTQ person would have different rights in every town, city or county they drove through. That must change... In the coming weeks, HRC will mobilize the over two million Equality Voters across the state to ensure we elect the strongest slate of pro-equality candidates as possible this November.”

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