#AM_Equality September 11, 2020

by HRC staff

#AM_Equality: HRC announces expansion of staff into key election battleground states; HRC on Trump’s Supreme Court nominee shortlist

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HRC REMEMBERS ALL THOSE WHO WERE LOST ON SEPTEMBER 11, 2001: More from HRC.

Yesterday, HRC announced the expansion of staff in key battleground states ahead of the November 3rd election. HRC will be adding over 100 staff across the country dedicated to mobilizing and turning out 57 million “Equality Voters” that will make the difference in the Presidential, U.S. Senate, U.S. House, and state-level elections. This brings HRC’s total number of staff organizing LGBTQ voters to over 160. Read more from Kate Sosin (@shoeleatherkate) at 19th News.

  • Said HRC President Alphonso David (@AlphonsoDavid): “We have a real opportunity to create change in the midst of the most consequential election of our lifetimes that has literal life and death consequences for LGBTQ people. We are determined not to let this moment pass us by.”
  • In addition to our expansive volunteer network, HRC has had significant full-time staff in seven priority states (Arizona, Michigan, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Wisconsin) since 2017.
  • Yesterday, HRC also announced the addition of 9 staff in Texas, bringing our total number of staff mobilizing voters in Texas to 11.

HRC ON TRUMP’S SUPREME COURT NOMINEE SHORTLIST: Said HRC President Alphonso David, “This shortlist is nothing but a wishlist from groups such as the Federalist Society and The Heritage Foundation, which have a track of record of hostility towards progress, tolerance and equality. And, if the past is prologue, he may once again nominate people who would deny legal protections for LGBTQ people, take away the health care provided by the Affordable Care Act, undermine the fundamental right to vote, erode core civil rights laws and fail to value the lives, needs and Constitutional rights of the LGBTQ community. ” More from HRC.

HRC ANNOUNCES THE ENDORSEMENT OF 19 ADDITIONAL TEXAS STATE LEGISLATIVE CANDIDATES: “We’re excited to announce our support of an impressive slate of pro-equality candidates in Texas,” said HRC Texas State Director Rebecca Marques (@_RebeccaMarques). “By working hard, partnering with local leaders, and fighting for equality in this year’s election, we can and will deliver the meaningful change LGBTQ Texans need.” More from HRC.

FRIDAY FEATURE -- HRC PRESIDENT IN THE AMERICANO: “WE CAN CHOOSE HOPE”: “We are not only in a battle for the soul of our nation; it’s a battle for our lives. This administration has callously ignored the needs of the most marginalized among us at every possible opportunity, including LGBTQ Latinx people,” wrote David in the op-ed. “This November, we can turn the page on an administration defined by anti-Latinx sentiment, anti-Blackness and anti-LGBTQ animus. We can choose Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, and work to restore dignity and humanity to this country and to all of our lives.” Read the full piece from The Americano.

HRC ON WOODWARD REPORT CONFIRMING PENCE’S PATTERN OF IGNORANCE TO GROWING HEALTH CRISES: While serving as Governor of Indiana, Pence exacerbated an HIV crisis in 2013 by slow-walking a public health response. Now, Bob Woodward revealed that at the outset of the COVID-19 public health crisis, President Trump deliberately minimized the impact of the virus and global pandemic. Trump, and COVID-19 Taskforce Chair Pence, knew the virus was more deadly than the flu but intentionally misled the American public. This negligent behavior is a pattern. More from HRC.

  • Mike Pence is an extremist who is amassing power and exerting influence with less scrutiny than any vice president in U.S. history. Meet the real Mike Pence here.

SENATOR TAMMY BALDWIN (@SenatorBaldwin) INTRODUCES COVER ACT: More from HRC.

HRC JOINS PROGRESSIVE COALITION WORKING TO PRESERVE INTEGRITY OF THE NOVEMBER ELECTION RESULTS: More from NBC News.

🌏 GLOBAL EQUALITY NEWS

ARGENTINA ANNOUNCES IT WILL RESERVE 1% OF PUBLIC SECTOR JOBS FOR TRANSGENDER PEOPLE: More from LGBTQ Nation.

CANADIAN SOCCER PLAYER REBECCA QUINN (@TheQuinny5) COMES OUT AS TRANSGENDER IN POWERFUL INSTAGRAM POST: More from PinkNews.

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