by Delphine Luneau •
'The Right to Vote is Foundational For Ensuring That All Other Rights Are Protected, and Her Work to Ensure Free and Fair Elections Has Been Essential to Protecting the Democratic Process Itself'
DENVER — Today, the Human Rights Campaign PAC (HRC PAC) announced its endorsement of Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold for reelection. HRC PAC is committed to engaging our volunteers, members and supporters to mobilize the 1.5 million Equality Voters in Colorado in support of Griswold and other pro-equality candidates up and down the ballot.
Human Rights Campaign Interim President Joni Madison released the following statement:
“Secretary of State Griswold has stood strongly for election inclusivity since taking office, working to increase ballot access for marginalized communities and navigating record turnouts during the challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic. The right to vote is foundational for ensuring that all other rights are protected, and her work to ensure free and fair elections has been essential to protecting the democratic process itself. The LGBTQ+ community in Colorado, which relies on the democratic process to ensure our full participation in all aspects of society, needs allies like Secretary Griswold who will guard those rights on our behalf. The Human Rights Campaign is proud to endorse Secretary Griswold for reelection.”
Secretary of State Griswold released the following statement:
“I am honored to receive the endorsement of the Human Rights Campaign. If we are to make forward progress on LGBTQI+ rights, we must ensure that all eligible voters have access to the ballot box.”
Griswold has directed elections with record levels of turnout while helping to increase ballot access in the state since she was first elected in 2018. She has spoken publicly in support of LGBTQ+ rights, and she has called for campaign finance reform to reveal the scope of anti-LGBTQ+ efforts looking to influence elections.
HRC’s Commitment to Colorado
Equality Voters, including the 1.5 million in Colorado, 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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