"They Will Be Unwavering Advocates for the Rights of LGBTQ+ People and for All Georgians Who Believe in LGBTQ+ Equality"
ATLANTA, GEORGIA — Today, the Human Rights Campaign PAC (HRC PAC) announced its endorsements in Georgia of Charlie Bailey for Lieutenant Governor and Representative Bee Nguyen for Secretary of State. HRC PAC is committed to engaging our volunteers, members and supporters to mobilize the 1.4 million Equality Voters in Georgia in support of Bailey, Nguyen, and other pro-equality candidates up and down the ballot.
Human Rights Campaign National Campaign Director Geoff Wetrosky released the following statement today:
“The people of Georgia deserve leaders who will fight to defend our democracy and help move the state forward. Charlie Bailey and Representative Bee Nguyen are the right leaders for this moment. They will stand up and fight back against politicians who are spreading the Big Lie. They will be unwavering advocates for the rights of LGBTQ+ people and for all Georgians who believe in LGBTQ+ equality. We need their leadership and we look forward to doing everything we can from now until Election Day to ensure they get the chance to serve.”
Charlie Bailey released the following statement:
“I'm honored to stand with the Human Rights Campaign. Together, we will fight inequality and ensure Georgians are able to live free of hate."
Representative Bee Nguyen released the following statement:
"I'm honored to receive the endorsement of the Human Rights Campaign. As a lawmaker, I've sponsored long overdue legislation to codify protections against workplace discrimination and harassment based on sexual orientation and gender identity. My record stands in stark contrast to that of my opponent. Brad Raffensperger voted for a discriminatory anti-LGBTQ bill that was so extreme that even a Republican Governor vetoed it. He has received a 100% score from the Faith and Freedom Coalition, chaired by the notoriously anti-LGBTQ Ralph Reed. At a time when our civil liberties are under threat, we need a Secretary of State that will stand up for basic human rights and fight for access to the ballot box for all eligible voters."
HRC’s Commitment to Georgia
Equality Voters, including the 1.4 million in Georgia, 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 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.
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