Human Rights Campaign Congratulates Michigan Pro-Equality Candidates for Primary Wins

by HRC Staff

Detroit – Today, the Human Rights Campaign PAC (HRC PAC) congratulates Laurie Pohutsky (HD-17), Justin Mendoza (HD-42), Jermey Moss (SD-07), and Padma Kuppa (SD-09) for their victories in Michigan’s primary elections. All four candidates have a track record of advocating for pro-equality policies that work for all Michiganders.

Human Rights Campaign Michigan State Director Amritha Venkataraman released the following statement:

“Congratulations to Laurie Pohutsky, Justin Mendoza, Jermey Moss, and Padma Kuppa. The people of Michigan made their voices heard and we are now one step closer to electing pro-equality leaders into state office. These candidates have consistently supported all Michiganders, including the LGBTQ+ community, through their actions, policies, legislation, and words. After a year when so many of our rights were under attack, the people of Michigan showed up to the polls in incredible numbers to vote for progress, equal rights for all, and effective leadership. This is a prideful moment not only for civil rights, but for reinforcing the strength of our democracy and the conviction of Michigan voters. HRC is ready to get the vote out this November.”

HRC’s Commitment to Michigan

Equality Voters, including the nearly 1.2 million in Michigan, are a voting bloc of demographically and geographically diverse Americans who are united by the advancement of LGBTQ+ equality. Equality Voters are younger, more racially diverse, and more female than the general electorate, they recognize and trust the HRC brand, and they are more likely to identify with issue-specific organizations than candidates or political parties.

The HRC PAC works every day to elect pro-equality leaders who advocate for policies that will support the rights and lives of LGBTQ+ people. During the 2020 Michigan election cycle, HRC staff on the ground in Michigan recruited 875 individual volunteers nationwide who completed 12,000 hours of voter contact in more than 231 volunteer events in the state. HRC engaged in robust digital and online GOTV efforts, including sending over 120,000 calls to Michigan voters. HRC will continue to build on these efforts through Hate Won’t Win, an unprecedented coalition to mobilize the nearly 1.2 million Equality Voters in Michigan.

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