PENNSYLVANIA — Today the Human Rights Campaign PAC (HRC PAC) announced its endorsement of Austin Davis’s campaign for Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania. HRC PAC, which also endorsed Josh Shapiro’s campaign for Governor last month, is committed to engaging volunteers, members and supporters to mobilize 3 million Equality Voters in Pennsylvania in support of Davis and other pro-equality candidates up and down the ballot.
Human Rights Campaign Pennsylvania State Director Ryan Matthews released the following statement:
“Pennsylvanians deserve a government that lifts everyone up and expands opportunities for all of us to get ahead. That’s what they’ll get by electing Austin Davis the next Lieutenant Governor of the Keystone State. Austin understands the challenges facing working people across this state. He will fight relentlessly to protect the rights of the LGBTQ+ community against discrimination, bigotry, and intolerance. We’re looking forward to doing everything we can in the months ahead to ensure he gets that chance.”
Davis, who has represented the 35th Legislative District in the Pennsylvania House since 2018, has been an unwavering ally for LGBTQ+ Pennsylvanians during his time in elected office. A member of the LGBTQ Equality Caucus, he co-sponsored the Fairness Act to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity, as well as legislation to expand protections against hate crimes.
HRC’s Commitment to Pennsylvania
Equality Voters, including the 3 million in Pennsylvania, 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.
HRC has had staff and resources on the ground in Pennsylvania since 2017. Across the country, HRC PAC works every day to elect pro-equality leaders who support 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 hrc.org/vote.
Paid for by Human Rights Campaign PAC (www.hrc.org). Authorized by Austin Davis. Not authorized by any federal candidate or candidate's committee.
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