Post submitted by Lucas Acosta (he/him), former Deputy Director of Communications, Politics
Rep. Dina Titus, and the pro-equality majority made history - passing federal protections for LGBTQ People for the first time. HRC is proud to endorse her for reelection.
The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization announced the endorsement of Rep. Dina Titus for reelection.
Last year, the U.S. House passed the Equality Act, historic and crucial federal legislation that would finally guarantee explicit, permanent protections for LGBTQ people under our nation's existing civil rights laws. But rather than giving LGBTQ people a fair shot, Sen. McConnell has blocked the bill from coming up for a vote. Reelecting a pro-equality House will be absolutely crucial to not only pass the Equality Act, but ensure access to quality, affordable health care is protected, common-sense gun safety legislation can be considered and voting rights can be advanced.
“Last year, Rep. Dina Titus, and the pro-equality majority made history - passing federal protections for LGBTQ People for the first time. However, anti-equality leaders in the White House have refused to move the bill and left the rights of millions of LGBTQ Americans stranded,” said Alphonso David, president of the Human Rights Campaign. “We must ensure we maintain the pro-equality House majority and reelecting a true-ally like Rep. Dina Titus is absolutely crucial to that. The Human Rights Campaign is proud to endorse Rep. Titus and will work around the clock to ensure she is reelected this November.”
Rep. Dina Titus has been an ally to the LGBTQ community and has worked closely with HRC’s members and supporters in Nevada. She has earned perfect 100% scores during her tenure and is a cosponsor of, and voted for, the Equality Act. Titus is also the lead sponsor of the GLOBE Act, which outlines a vision for U.S. leadership in the protection of LGBTQ rights around the world. She is a member of the House LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus.
In the closing weeks of the 2018 election, HRC had 11 staff on the ground organizing Equality Voters in Nevada. In the midterm elections, HRC members and supporters completed over 1,822 volunteer shifts. In the final four days of GOTV alone, our staff and volunteers knocked on over 8,509 doors. HRC hosted over 360 volunteer events and 10 Equality Action Academy trainings to give HRC members and supporters the tools they need to take action locally in legislative advocacy and in support of pro-equality candidates.
In the 2018 midterms, HRC helped register more than 32,000 voters and recruited more than 4,200 volunteers, who worked over 8,500 shifts and clocked more than 30,000 volunteer hours. In the critical final four days of the campaign, HRC staff and volunteers in get-out-the-vote efforts alone knocked on more than 80,000 doors, and held 36,400 conversations with voters at their doors and by phone on behalf of our endorsed candidates. HRC's unprecedented grassroots mobilization worked to recruit volunteers, mobilize constituents, register voters and grow the organization's grassroots army in an all-out effort to pull the emergency brake on the hateful anti-LGBTQ agenda of the Trump-Pence administration and elect a Congress that would hold them accountable. In 2020, our engagement and mobilization efforts will only deepen. HRC will have at least 45 full-time staff in seven priority states and an additional 20 staff focused on a second tier of states and districts.
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