#AM Equality November 9,2020

by HRC Staff

#AM_Equality: Equality Wins!: HRC congratulates President-Elect Joe Biden & Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris

EQUALITY WINS --JOE BIDEN ELECTED PRESIDENT: “The election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris proves once again that equality is a winning issue. The Biden/Harris ticket is the most pro-equality ticket in history,” said Human Rights Campaign President Alphonso David (@AlphonsoDavid). “President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris are not just willing to be our allies, but they are true advocates for equality. And they’ve done it for decades. From Biden’s work championing hate crimes protections in the 1980’s to Harris performing some of the first marriages for LGBTQ couples after Prop 8 was overturned, these leaders have a clear vision that centers unity over division.” More from On Top Magazine, Advocate, Washington Blade, Edge Media and HRC.

VICE PRESIDENT-ELECT KAMALA HARRIS MAKES HISTORY: Vice President-elect Harris is the first woman, first Black person and first Asian American to be elected vice president of the United States. More from The New York Times and HRC.

MUST WATCH MONDAY: JOE BIDEN IS THE FIRST PRESIDENT-ELECT TO MENTION TRANS COMMUNITY IN VICTORY REMARKS: In his remarks on Saturday, President-elect Biden stated: “I’m proud of the coalition we put together, the broadest and most diverse coalition in history: Democrats, Independents, Republicans… Gay, straight, transgender, white, Latino, Asian, Native American.” More from The Lily and HRC.

TURN OUT FOR EQUALITY: HRC’S ground game made a difference in the election of the most pro-equality ticket in U.S. history. HRC staff on the ground recruited 5,800 individual volunteers who completed 28,500 hours of voter contact in more than 2,650 volunteer events. This election year, HRC engaged in robust digital and online GOTV efforts, including sending over 2.7 million person-to-person text messages, a massive increase from 2018 when approximately 500,000 texts were sent. HRC sent over 2.5 million mail pieces, had over 930,000 phone conversations with voters and engaged more than 200,000 voters through HRC’s voter dashboard. More from HRC.

TRANSGENDER REPRESENTATION NEARLY DOUBLES IN STATE LEGISLATURES: Voters in six states handed eight transgender, nonbinary or gender non-conforming candidates victories in state legislatures last week. More from NBC News.

PALM SPRINGS POISED TO HAVE THE NATION’S ONLY OUT BISEXUAL MAYOR: Christy Holstege appears to have won reelection to the City Council. The mayoral position rotates among council members by order of district, and Holstege is next in line for the spot. More from Advocate.

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