HAPPY PRIDE MONTH! HRC kicks off Summer of Action, reviews state of play for LGBTQ equality.
HRC KICKS OFF PRIDE MONTH BY LAUNCHING SUMMER OF ACTION 2018: HRC’s nationwide Summer of Action is anchored by more than 500 local events in all fifty states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. Today, HRC President Chad Griffin will kick off a month-long series of campaign events in half a dozen battleground states with events in Madison, Wisconsin. For more information on press opportunities with Griffin, contact email@example.com.
“Donald Trump and Mike Pence have awakened a sleeping giant. Never before have Americans been more eager to participate, advocate and fight back against this administration’s hateful policies and rhetoric,” said HRC President Chad Griffin. “HRC’s grassroots army of more than 3 million members and supporters are already organizing and mobilizing to support pro-equality candidates up and down the ballot who will help us pull the emergency brake on the Trump-Pence agenda in November.”
Happy Pride Month! Celebrate #Pride2018 with @HRC by:— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) June 1, 2018
Learning about our history.
Registering to vote.
Sharing on social.
Rising up, speaking up & showing up this November.https://t.co/LPkwWiVKdf pic.twitter.com/gSbZzeCxsA
As we embark on this historic campaign, let’s check out the state of play for LGBTQ equality in the states:
.@HRC’s new comprehensive #LGBTQYouthReport found that supportive families and inclusive schools are key to #LGBTQ youth succeeding and thriving. ��️������ https://t.co/6KAekNEDDm pic.twitter.com/0xtqBgWulh
— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) May 31, 2018
And from coast to coast, HRC’s staff, members and volunteers are fanning out to support voter registration efforts, phone banking, candidate events, grassroots advocacy trainings, and step up visibility and outreach at LGBTQ Pride parades, festivals and other events. The Summer of Action will also intensify HRC’s already-unprecedented grassroots effort to engage equality-minded voters in key states and congressional districts ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.
Rise up, speak up and show up this Pride month: Click here to find a Pride event in your area and join HRC and thousands of others to celebrate LGBTQ progress and equality while also checking to make sure you’re registered to vote. Text UNITE to 30644 to join HRC’s Mobile Action Network. And participate with our vast legion of supporters to help mobilize your community to change hearts and minds across the country by becoming an HRC volunteer. More from HRC.
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ANNOUNCING: To help advance our work in the effort to achieve full equality for all #LGBTQ people, @HRC is joining forces with @jcrew and @madewell on apparel and accessories for #Pride. ��️��������✨ https://t.co/4p8tRs46kZ pic.twitter.com/0sJPHbKQnl— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) May 31, 2018