Human Rights Campaign Endorses Minneapolis City Council President Andrea Jenkins for Reelection

by HRC Staff

Minneapolis, MN — Today, the Human Rights Campaign PAC (HRC PAC) announced its endorsement of Minneapolis City Council President Andrea Jenkins for reelection in Ward 8. In 2017, Jenkins became the first openly transgender Black woman elected to public office in the country.

HRC PAC is committed to engaging its volunteers, members and supporters to mobilize the more than 630,000 Equality Voters in Minnesota in support of pro-equality candidates up and down the ballot.

The Human Rights Campaign is proud to endorse Minneapolis City Council President Andrea Jenkins for reelection. The people of Minneapolis deserve a leader who will not only fight for their rights, but a leader who actually represents them. She’s a trailblazer, breaking barriers when she became the first openly transgender Black woman elected to office in the country. And Andrea’s consistent record of advocacy brings historically marginalized communities to the forefront, including LGBTQ+ people. Her remarkable push for progress has made all the difference for her constituents.”

Kelley Robinson, Human Rights Campaign President

At a time when Black Trans lives are under attack, I am proud to receive HRC's endorsement. As I continue my work in Ward 8 and across Minneapolis, this endorsement shows my commitment toward equality and equity for the most marginalized communities. Our campaign will use this endorsement to continue to share our message of bold pragmatic progressive ideas around public safety, women's reproductive health, LGBTQIA+ equality, and racial reconciliation."

Andrea Jenkins, Minneapolis City Council President

HRC’s Commitment to Minnesota

Equality Voters — including the more than 630,000 in Minnesota and the more than 62 million nationwide — 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.

Paid for by Human Rights Campaign PAC ( and authorized by Andrea Jenkins for Ward 8. Not authorized by any federal candidate or candidate’s committee.

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