#AM_Equality Tipsheet: November 6, 2018

by HRC Staff

Last weekend, HRC knocked on 56,935 doors & had over 12,951 conversations with voters who will decide key races across the country

#TurnOUT -- IT’S ELECTION DAY!

  • Michelle Obama wants you to add five people to your #VotingSquad!
  • Follow HRC’s press team for the latest! HRC experts have  fanned out across the country and are available for comment. Follow this historic Election Day with HRC on Twitter @HRC -- and email press@hrc.org to be connected with a members of our team in Arizona, California, DC, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas and Wisconsin.
  • YES: “LGBTQ Voters Could Decide Close Elections in Arizona, Florida, N.J.” in Advocate.
  • ICYMI -- HRC President Chad Griffin (@ChadHGriffin) and Jason Collins, retired NBA player and first openly gay athlete in a major American league to play in a game, joined HRC-endorsed candidate Katie Hill (D) to turn out LGBTQ and pro-equality voters.
  • Voters are turning out in unprecedented numbers! In Michigan, experts estimate that turn out will be the highest for a midterm election in nearly 50 years. More from WZZM and Grand Haven Tribune.
  • #TurnOUT for pro-equality champion Stacey Abrams in Georgia! More from Autostraddle.
  • We love it -- candidates representing each letter of “LGBT” are running for governor: Lupe Valdez in Texas, Jared Polis in Colorado, Kate Brown in Oregon and Christine Hallquist in Vermont. More from Sandhills Express, ABC and The Daily Beast.
  • And Gina Ortiz Jones could be Texas’ first openly LGBTQ congress member. More from Advocate.
  • Mike Pence’s Voter Suppression Tour: Pence is campaigning for extremists actively working to suppress votes -- gubernatorial candidates Brian Kemp in Georgia, Kris Kobach in Kansas, and Mike DeWine in Ohio, and U.S. senate candidates Josh Hawley in Missouri, Rick Scott in Florida, and Leah Vukmir in Wisconsin. More from HRC.
  • Kelly Rowland on the trail for pro-equality champion Colin Allred in Texas!
  • Vote Yes on 3 in Massachusetts: Robson Govine writes about how his life was changed by laws protecting transgender Bay Staters. Read at WBUR.
  • Live in Arizona, Pennsylvania or Wisconsin? HRC has some great pro-equality candidates to recommend.
  • Matt Bomer on the trail for Beto O’Rourke:
  • Sara Benincasa, The Vixen, Adam Rippon, Jonathan Van Ness, Fortune Feimster, Indya Moore and Ira Madison III on why this election is so critical in Advocate.
  • Anti-equality extremists are using LGBTQ people as political pawns in campaign literature. More from The Daily Beast.

TUESDAY TWEET -- HRC’S EFFORT ON THE GROUND TO #TURNOUT: In the last two days of GOTV, HRC staff and volunteers have knocked on 56,935 doors and had over 12,951 conversations with voters who will decide key races across the country. Additionally, our team made tens of thousands of phone calls over the weekend,  resulting in 7,171 phone contacts. And the work continues.

SETTLEMENT IN CASE OF ALLEGED ANTI-TRANSGENDER WORKPLACE DISCRIMINATION: More from HR Drive.

CINCINNATI POLICE ARREST MAN FOR THREATENING TWO TRANS WOMEN WITH A GUN: Jerome Curry Jr., 40, allegedly pointed a firearm at the heads of the two women and called them anti-LGBTQ slurs. More from WLWT.

HONORING LGBTQ VETERANS AT DC’S CONGRESSIONAL CEMETARY: More from Washington Blade.

GLOBAL EQUALITY NEWS

ANTI-LGBTQ BIAS-MOTIVATED CRIME UP 15 PERCENT IN FRANCE: More from Daily Mail.

CO-DEAN OF ISRAELI PRE-MILITARY ACADEMY GOES ON ANTI-LGBTQ TIRADE: Rabbi Yigal Levenstein most recently called same-sex parents “deviant,” and claimed any child with same-sex parents would be “wretched.” More from J Post.

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USA Today takes a look at political donations from top television creators and actors; HRC interviews HRC Global Fellow Thu Le; Washington Blade interviews trans business owner Michaela Mendelsohn

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