Human Rights Campaign Endorses Georgia Champions for Equality

by Wyatt Ronan

Today, the Human Rights Campaign announced the endorsement of champions of equality running for the Georgia State Legislature.

Georgia is one of 29 states still lacking key protections for LGBTQ people, including statewide non-discrimination protections. Today’s endorsements mark the next step of our efforts to elect as many pro-equality allies as possible to the state legislature so all Georgians, regardless of who they are or whom they love, are treated equally under the law.

With patchwork protections at the state level, Georgia’s 356,000 LGBTQ residents still face legal discrimination in many areas of life. We need to elect a pro-equality majority in the Georgia Legislature to advance key LGBTQ protections that will ensure every Georgian has full equality. Our slate of endorsed candidates will fight for those protections, and we are thrilled to be endorsing their campaigns and working with them to deliver victories in the most consequential election of our lifetimes.

Melodía Gutiérrez, Human Rights Campaign Associate Regional Campaign Director

HRC Endorsed Candidates include:

  • Kim Jackson (SD-41)
  • Michelle Au (SD-48)
  • Sarah Beeson (SD-56)
  • Mary Frances Williams (HD-37)
  • Connie Dicicco (HD-44)
  • Mary Robichaux (HD-48)
  • Angelika Kausche (HD-50)
  • Josh McLaurin (HD-51)
  • Beth Moore (HD-95)
  • Gregg Kennard (HD-102)
  • Regina Lewis-Ward (HD-109)
  • Robert Trammell (HD-132)

In the 2018 midterms, HRC mobilized our grassroots army of 3.2 million members, supporters, and volunteers to work on behalf of pro-equality candidates and engage pro-equality voters. This unprecedented grassroots mobilization worked to recruit and train volunteers, register and mobilize voters and grow the organization's political organizing efforts in order to pull the emergency brake on the hateful anti-LGBTQ agenda of the Trump-Pence administration and elect a Congress that would hold them accountable.

In 2020, our engagement and mobilization efforts have only deepened.While in person organizing has been limited by the COVID-19 pandemic, HRC has embraced digital organizing, launching a new tool called TEAM allowing our broad network of volunteers and steering committees to engage their networks personally and hundreds of virtual phone banks and text banks to engage pro-equality voters even without the ability to interact in person.

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