LGBTQ advocates to highlight their extreme records at protests today outside campaign events
PHILADELPHIA -- Today, Vice President Pence & Barletta: Their anti-LGBTQ agenda is wrong for Pennsylvania With deeply disturbing records undermining equality, Pence and Barletta remain out of touch with a majority of Pennsylvania voters who overwhelmingly support LGBTQ equality.
“Mike Pence and Lou Barletta’s records speak for themselves,” said Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Pennsylvania State Director Allison VanKuiken. “Throughout their entire careers in public office, they have stood on the wrong side of history, consistently derailing and undermining efforts to advance equality and protect the LGBTQ community. As they campaign to push their extreme, anti-equality agendas, HRC is on the ground mobilizing our hundreds of thousands of members and supporters in Pennsylvania to reject the politics of hate and re-elect pro-equality champion Bob Casey to the U.S. Senate.”
Here’s a snapshot of where the two align in their efforts to undermine LGBTQ equality:
A recent HRC report and microsite further exposes Pence’s inside-the-White House efforts to continue his decades-long crusade against equality by leading the administration’s attacks on LGBTQ people. Pence has also supported the abusive practice of so-called “conversion therapy” and attempted to block hate crime legislation and funding for HIV and AIDS prevention.
In Pennsylvania, HRC has identified more than 2.3 million “Equality Voters” -- voters who support LGBTQ-inclusive policies, including marriage equality, equitable family law, and laws that would prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. HRC has prioritized investments and organizing in Pennsylvania in the 2018 cycle, and has already put four staff members and resources on the ground in the state. Last year, HRC announced a coast-to-coast campaign called HRC Rising, which represents the largest grassroots expansion in the organization’s 38-year history.
The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people. HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community.
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