#TurnOut in 2018

We knew that after the results of the 2016 election that we needed to do something big. Though the outcomes of that election season were not what we hoped, it became clear that LGBTQ voters — and their allies — are one of the most reliable and highly engaged voting blocs in the United States.

So the Human Rights Campaign significantly expanded our grassroots engagement. We launched HRC Rising — a bold, proactive grassroots campaign to accelerate progress in states from coast-to-coast, resist the politics of hate, fight anti-LGBTQ legislation, and fuel pro-equality candidates and initiatives in 2018, 2020 and beyond. As the largest and earliest grassroots expansion in the organization’s then-38-year history, HRC made an especially strong, early push to organize against the Trump-Pence agenda and turn out the millions of equality voters in Arizona, Michigan, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

Three men holding signs that read "Equality Voter", with the HRC logo inside Pennsylvania map.

We endorsed a record number of candidates across the country and up and down the ballot. From Danica Roem in Virginia to Kyrsten Sinema in Arizona, we set out to make history.

LGBTQ trailblazer Senator Kyrsten Sinema on why she’s a proud co-sponsor of the Equality Act now.

After we laid the groundwork, we got to work. And we have the numbers to prove it.

32,000+ voters registered
4,200 volunteers recruited
25,000+ hours clocked

America’s Success

On election night, we saw a greater turnout than we ever expected. Our pro-equality candidates won in record numbers and we won a pro-equality majority in the Senate. All because of the volunteers around the country like you.

There’s still more work to do.

We need your help to elect pro-equality candidates across the United States. Volunteer, register to vote and make sure you and your friends are ready for November.