HRC Endorses Angie Craig for Congress

by Ianthe Metzger

WASHINGTON -- Today, the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, announced its endorsement of Angie Craig for election to the U.S. House of Representatives in Minnesota’s 2nd Congressional District.

“Angie Craig will fight for everyday Minnesotans and work for an America that values fairness, justice and equality,” said HRC President Chad Griffin. “Angie Craig is a proven champion of equality, and we proudly endorse her candidacy to represent Minnesota’s 2nd Congressional District.”

“Now, more than ever, we must work together to create the inclusive America that we all deserve. We must work to eliminate discrimination against members of the LGBTQ community in the military, in housing, in the workplace, and in adoption, among other areas,” said Angie Craig. “I'm honored to have the support of the Human Rights Campaign, and I look forward to continuing to work side-by-side to champion the Equality Act as a Member of Congress and accomplish our shared goals and vision for equality.”

Craig lives in Eagan, MN with her wife, Cheryl and their four sons. In 2000, she waged a lengthy custody battle in Tennessee courts to keep her adopted son. That landmark case, which she won, helped set precedent for same-sex couples adopting elsewhere in the state. As the former head of global human resources of St. Jude Medical, a Fortune 500 company, Craig also worked to advance equality within her company and helped to enlist the business community’s support for marriage equality across Minnesota.

HRC recently announced a bold, proactive grassroots expansion with the launch of HRC Rising — a 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. The expansion is the biggest strategic investment in the organization’s 37-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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