Springfield — Today the Human Rights Campaign PAC (HRC PAC) announced its endorsement of Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul for reelection. HRC PAC is committed to engaging its volunteers, members and supporters to mobilize the nearly 3 million Equality Voters in Illinois in support of Attorney General Raoul and other pro-equality candidates up and down the ballot.
Human Rights Campaign Senior Vice President, Policy & Political Affairs JoDee Winterhof released the following statement:
“As a lifelong public servant, Illinois’s Attorney General Kwame Raoul has fought to ensure that Illinois remains a welcoming state for all, including LGBTQ+ people. In his first term, Attorney General Raoul stood up for transgender students, abortion rights, and equal protection under the law for all Illinoisians. We are proud to endorse Attorney General Kwame Raoul for a second term and look forward to working with him to make Illinois a beacon of freedom and equality.”
Attorney General Kwame Raoul released the following statement:
“I am very grateful for the support of the Human Rights Campaign and their endorsement for a second term as Illinois Attorney General. As the people’s lawyer, I will never stop fighting for equality and will always protect and defend the right to live and love how we choose.”
HRC’s Commitment to Illinois
Equality Voters, including the nearly 3 million in Illinois, 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.
Paid for by Human Rights Campaign PAC (www.hrc.org). Authorized by Raoul for Illinois. Not authorized by any federal candidate or candidate’s committee.
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