Human Rights Campaign Endorses 22 Additional Pro-Equality Champions for U.S. House of Representatives

by HRC Staff

"They Will Advocate for Legislation that Works for all Americans, Including the LGBTQ+ Community"

Washington, DC — Today the Human Rights Campaign PAC (HRC PAC) announced its endorsements of 22 additional pro-equality candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives. HRC PAC is committed to mobilizing our volunteers, members, and supporters to turn out the more than 62 million Equality Voters nationwide in support of pro-equality candidates up and down the ballot.

Human Rights Campaign Senior Vice President, Policy & Political Affairs JoDee Winterhof:

“The Human Rights Campaign is proud to endorse these pro-equality champions who have consistently pushed for progress toward full LGBTQ+ equality. We’re confident that if elected, they will advocate for legislation that works for all Americans, including the LGBTQ+ community. Radical politicians have doubled down on attacking abortion access, voting rights, and LGBTQ+ rights, and they will not stop unless we vote them out. We will continue to mobilize the millions of Equality Voters across our country to make their voices heard at the polls.”

HRC’s Commitment to Voter Mobilization Efforts

Equality Voters, of which there are more than 62 million across the country, 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.

Across the country, 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 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

Today’s Endorsements:

AK-At-Large: Mary Peltola

AZ-6: Kirsten Engel

CA-03: Kermit Jones

CA-27: Christy Smith

CA-40: Asif Mahmood

FL-10: Max Frost

FL-20: Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick

FL-23: Jared Moskowitz

FL-27: Annette Taddeo

HI-02: Jill Tokuda

KY-3: Morgan McGarvey

MD-04: Glenn Ivey

MI-3: Hilary Sholten

NE-02: Tony Vargas

NJ-08: Rob Menendez

NY-01: Bridget Fleming

NY-04: Laura Gillen

NY-18: Pat Ryan

NY-19: Josh Riley

NY-22: Francis Conole

RI-02: Seth Magaziner

WI-3: Brad Pfaff

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