Washington, DC – Today, the Human Rights Campaign PAC (HRC PAC) announced its endorsement of 14 pro-equality candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives running for election in 2022.
Across the country, HRC PAC works every day to elect pro-equality leaders who will advocate for policies that will support the rights and lives of LGBTQ+ people. This year alone, more than 320 anti LGBTQ+ bills are under consideration in state legislatures. Of those, at least 140 directly target transgender people. It is critical now more than ever to elect leaders that are ready to stand up for equal rights for all Americans.
Human Rights Campaign Interim President Joni Madison released the following statement:
“The Human Rights Campaign is proud to endorse pro-equality leaders that are ready to step up as champions for equal rights in the House of Representatives. We know that this group of candidates will help deliver meaningful and impactful change, which can only happen when our leaders are as diverse in their experiences and backgrounds as the people they represent. They represent the broad spectrum of diversity of the American people and their election into office would increase representation of LGBTQ+ people, women, and people of color.
These leaders have an exemplary record of advancing equality in their respective states, and we’re confident that they will advocate for nationwide policies that work for all Americans, including the LGBTQ+ community.”
During the 2020 election cycle, HRC staff on the ground recruited 5,800 individual volunteers nationwide who completed 28,500 hours of voter contact in more than 2,650 volunteer events. HRC engaged in robust digital and online GOTV efforts, including sending over 2.7 million person-to-person text messages, a massive increase from 2018 when approximately 500,000 texts were sent. HRC sent over 2.5 million mail pieces, had over 930,000 phone conversations with voters, and engaged more than 200,000 voters through HRC’s voter dashboard at hrc.org/vote.
HRC-Endorsed U.S. House Candidates Seeking Election
Daniel Hernandez (AZ-6)
Will Rollins (CA-41)
Robert Garcia (CA-42)
Jay Chen (CA-45)
Brittany Pettersen (CO-7)
Yadira Caraveo (CO-8)
Christina Bohannan (IA-1)
Liz Mathis (IA-2)
Wiley Nickel (NC-13)
Jackie Gordon (NY-2)
Greg Landsman (OH-1)
Emilia Sykes (OH-13)
Jamie McLeod-Skinner (OR-5)
Becca Balint (VT-AL)
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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