MINNESOTA — Today the Human Rights Campaign PAC (HRC PAC) announced its endorsement of Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison for reelection. HRC PAC is committed to engaging our volunteers, members, and supporters to mobilize the nearly 670,000 Equality Voters in Minnesota in support of Attorney General Ellison and other pro-equality candidates up and down the ballot.
Human Rights Campaign Interim President Joni Madison released the following statement:
“LGBTQ+ Minnesotans deserve leaders who will fight alongside them for equality. Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison has a strong track record of advocating for the LGBTQ+ community and has been a reliable champion and voice for our community and many other marginalized groups. The Human Rights Campaign is proud to endorse him for reelection. United together, we’ll fight for progress so all LGBTQ+ Minnesotans are free to be who they are and live their lives free from harassment and discrimination.”
Attorney General Keith Ellison released the following statement:
“I am deeply honored to receive the endorsement of the Human Rights Campaign. As we see a mounting effort of right-wing legislation from the GOP targeting LGBTQ+ community members, it is more important now than ever that we fight back against bigotry everywhere. Anti-LGBTQ+ hate has no place anywhere in Minnesota, and I will stand against it every time. Grateful to work alongside the Human Rights Campaign to make sure that everyone—no matter who you are or who you love—gets to live with dignity, safety and respect.”
AG Ellison has been a steadfast advocate for LGBTQ+ equality throughout his time in public life. He joined state attorneys general from around the country in successfully urging the Supreme Court of the United States to recognize that LGBTQ+ people are protected from workplace discrimination under federal civil rights law. He joined a multistate effort to support a young transgender man in his successful lawsuit to use the school bathroom consistent with his gender identity. AG Ellison pushed back on the Trump administration's efforts to gut healthcare protections for LGBTQ+ Americans in the Affordable Care Act. During his tenure in the U.S House of Representatives, he consistently earned 100% on HRC’s Congressional Scorecard.
HRC’s Commitment to Minnesota
Equality Voters, including the nearly 670,000 Equality Voters in Minnesota, 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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