Human Rights Campaign Endorses Josh Stein for North Carolina Attorney General

by HRC Staff

WASHINGTON -- Today the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, announced its endorsement of Josh Stein for the office of North Carolina Attorney General, which is being vacated by Roy Cooper.

“The Human Rights Campaign is proud to endorse Josh Stein, who understands that LGBTQ people deserve equal treatment under the law, nothing more, and nothing less,” said HRC Senior Vice President of Policy and Political Affairs JoDee Winterhof.  “Josh Stein will work to ensure that LGBTQ North Carolinians can live their lives free from fear of discrimination.”

Stein’s opponent, Buck Newton, has been an outspoken defender of the vile and dangerous HB2. While defending the law in April, Newton notoriously told a crowd, “Go home, tell your friends and family who had to work today what this is all about and how hard we must fight to keep our state straight.”

HRC has endorsed pro-equality candidates up and down the ticket this year in North Carolina, including Roy Cooper for Governor, Deborah Ross for U.S. Senate and candidates for the General Assembly.

With a population that exceeds the margin of victory in recent presidential elections, the LGBTQ vote has the power to play a pivotal role in the outcome of elections in North Carolina this year.

The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer equality. HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community.

Paid for by Human Rights Campaign PAC and authorized by Josh Stein for Attorney General.

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