Human Rights Campaign Congratulates Senator Raphael Warnock, Pledges Continued Support as He Heads to December Runoff Election

by Delphine Luneau

"At a Time When LGBTQ+ Rights Are Under Attack Across the Country, We Need to Fight for Our Allies So That They Can Fight for Us. It’s Time to Keep Getting Out the Vote for Senator Warnock on December 6"

ATLANTA — With the news that Georgia’s U.S. Senate election now heads to a December 6 runoff between Sen. Raphael Warnock and Herschel Walker, the Human Rights Campaign PAC pledges to continue its efforts mobilizing Equality Voters, a voting bloc of demographically and geographically diverse Americans who are united by the advancement of LGBTQ+ equality.

Human Rights Campaign National Campaign Director Geoff Wetrosky released the following statement:

“The strong support for Senator Warnock sends a message to the forces that have been working overtime to divide us: we are stronger when we are united. With momentum behind us, we need the people of Georgia to continue to show up and show out for Senator Warnock in the days and weeks leading up to the December 6 runoff election. We must reelect Senator Warnock – a staunch champion of LGBTQ+ rights, voting rights, and reproductive rights, and someone who stands firm against the onslaught of attacks his opponent continues to levy against him, against the LGBTQ+ community, and against so many Georgians. At a time when LGBTQ+ rights are under attack across the country, we need to fight for our allies so that they can fight for us. It’s time to keep getting out the vote for Senator Warnock on December 6.”

First elected to the U.S. Senate in a special election in 2020, Sen. Warnock has carved out a reputation as a passionate and reliable ally for all Georgians, including its LGBTQ+ community. He is a co-sponsor of the Equality Act, legislation that would combat anti-LGBTQ+ discrimination across the country, and the Respect for Marriage Act, which would guarantee that same-sex and interracial couples will continue to enjoy federal recognition of their marriages. He is also a strong advocate for voting rights and works tirelessly to combat the attempts by extremist lawmakers to restrict access to the ballot that have disproportionately impacted Black and Brown communities.

An Opponent With an Anti-Equality Record

Walker’s opponent, Herschel Walker, has a track record of saying malicious and untrue things about the LGBTQ+ community, and especially the transgender community, in addition to his well-documented and hypocritical opposition to abortion rights. During his campaign, Walker has repeatedly argued against the legitimacy of transgender people and claimed that respecting a person’s gender identity is somehow harmful to the U.S. military.

HRC’s Commitment to Georgia

HRC worked this year to engage our volunteers, members and supporters to mobilize the 1.4 million Equality Voters in Georgia in support of Sen. Warnock and other pro-equality candidates up and down the ballot. Equality Voters 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 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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