#AM_Equality Tipsheet: November 5, 2018

by HRC Staff

HRC Equality Votes PAC launches $520k GOTV digital ad buy in FL

AHEAD OF ELECTION DAY, HRC EQUALITY VOTES PAC LAUNCHES $520K GOTV DIGITAL AD BUY IN FLORIDA: HRC is targeting these voters online with three pieces of creative: an HRC ad titled "Your Voice" as well as two PrioritiesUSA co-branded ads. All underscore the power of every single vote. “For more than a year, HRC has been working to organize 3.2 million equality voters across the state to elect candidates who support LGBTQ equality and will protect the safety and dignity of all Floridians,” said HRC Senior Vice President of Communications & Marketing Olivia Dalton (@OliviaAlair). “In the final week of this critical election, we’re making one of our largest investments this cycle to ensure the majority of fair-minded voters across Florida know what’s at stake and how to make their voices heard.” More from HRC and Tampa Bay Times.

#TurnOUT -- TOMORROW IS ELECTION DAY:

  • Morning must read from HRC President Chad Griffin (@ChadHGriffin) and Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI) on the ‘Rainbow Wave’: “On Election Day in races nationwide, we must elect lawmakers who will not only fight for us but who will represent the full diversity of our nation.” More from Advocate.
  • In a final weekend push to help pro-equality candidates across the finish line, hundreds of HRC staff and volunteers fanned out across the country, joining partners on the ground -- knocking on more than 56,000 doors, completing more than 7,000 phone conversations and filling nearly 2,000 shifts to #TurnOUT for pro-equality candidates. More on HRC's efforts in California from Karen Ocamb (@KarenOcamb) in Los Angeles Blade.
  • In Georgia, HRC Equality Votes PAC launched a $123,000 digital ad buy to #TurnOUT the vote for gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams and other equality champions on the ballot. More from Georgia Voice.
  • Before heading to GOTV events last night in Michigan and today in Southern California and Nevada, HRC’s Griffin barnstormed Texas, where excitement is building for pro-equality candidates including Beto O’Rourke for U.S. Senate.
  • EXPOSED -- Pennsylvania’s anti-equality candidates: More from HRC.
  • HRC endorses Leslie Cockburn for U.S. Congress (VA-5): More from HRC.
  • HRC-endorsed openly transgender Vermont gubernatorial candidate Christine Hallquist on Trump’s attacks on the trans community: More from ABC.
  • Leader Pelosi promises to prioritize the Equality Act if we elect a pro-equality majority in the U.S. House. More from Samantha Allen (@SLAwrites) in The Daily Beast.

MUST WATCH MONDAY -- TRANS EQUALITY IS ON THE BALLOT IN MASSACHUSETTS: More on efforts to turn out the vote for #YesOn3 from CNN.

STUDENT ATTACKED AND SUBJECTED TO ANTI-LGBTQ SLURS ON COLLEGE OF THE HOLY CROSS CAMPUS: Worcester, Mass., police are investigating the incident. More from Worcester Telegram & Gazette.

ADVOCATES RAISE MORE THAN $3,000 TO REPLACE LIBRARY BOOKS BURNED BY ANTI-LGBTQ EXTREMIST: More from Pink News.

THESE ATHLETES FOR EQUALITY RAN YESTERDAY’S NEW YORK MARATHON TO SUPPORT THE WORK OF THE HRC FOUNDATION: Read about them at HRC.

GREY’S ANATOMY ACTOR JAKE BORELLI COMES OUT AS GAY IN MOVING INSTAGRAM POST: More from Entertainment Weekly..

GLOBAL EQUALITY NEWS

U.S. EMBASSY RESPONDS TO TANZANIA GOVERNOR’S CALL ON POLICE TO “CATCH EVERY HOMOSEXUAL”: More from DW.

AWFUL -- SOUTH AFRICAN PROVINCIAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT DEMANDS LIST OF LGBTQ STUDENTS: More from City Press.

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NBC reports that gay and bisexual men are less likely to get regular prostate cancer screenings compared to straight men

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