WASHINGTON -- Today, the Human Rights Campaign – the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization – announced its endorsement of U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick in her race for Arizona’s U.S. Senate seat.
“Ann Kirkpatrick has been a strong supporter in our fight for equal rights and protections for all,” said JoDee Winterhof, HRC Senior Vice President of Policy and Political Affairs. “Whether it’s her long-time support for nationwide marriage equality or the Equality Act, or fighting against attempts in Congress to write discrimination into federal law, Ann has a proven record of fighting to ensure LGBTQ people can live free from fear of discrimination. Ann is the person we need to fight to pass the Equality Act and help us finally move toward full federal equality.”
Kirkpatrick spoke out this year against Republican leadership in the U.S. House who flipped enough votes to defeat an LGBT non-discrimination measure, calling it a “shameful, cowardly day in Congress.” Senator McCain has refused to support the Equality Act, comprehensive legislation to protect LGBT people from discrimination, and opposes marriage equality.
Last week, HRC President Chad Griffin led a volunteer phone bank in Phoenix with HRC supporters to help turn out support for Hillary Clinton and Kirkpatrick.
The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. By inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.
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