Measures Would Help Strengthen our Democracy and Preserve our Rights and Freedoms
WASHINGTON D.C. — Today the Human Rights Campaign PAC (HRC PAC) announced its endorsements of positions on 11 ballot measures across 9 states, including California, Kentucky, Michigan, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, Oregon, Tennessee, and Vermont. Across the country, HRC PAC works to elect pro-equality leaders and advance pro-equality policies that support the rights of LGBTQ+ people.
Human Rights Campaign Senior Vice President, Policy & Political Affairs JoDee Winterhof released the following statement:
“This past year we have seen our voting rights, abortion rights, and LGBTQ+ rights come under attack by extremist politicians in states across the country. Today, the Human Rights Campaign is endorsing positions on 11 ballot measures in an effort to help strengthen our democracy and preserve our rights and freedoms.”
State Ballot Measure Positions Endorsed by HRC Today:
Nevada: Yes on Question 1, the Equality of Rights Amendment
Oregon: Yes on Measure 112, Remove Slavery as Punishment for Crime
Tennessee: Yes on Amendment 3, Remove Slavery as Punishment for Crime
Vermont: Yes on Prohibit Slavery and Indentured Servitude Amendment
California: Yes on Proposition 1, Right to Reproductive Freedom Amendment
Kentucky: No on Constitutional Amendment 2, No Right to Abortion in Constitution Amendment
Michigan: Yes on Proposal 3, Right to Reproductive Freedom Initiative
Montana: No on LR-131, Medical Care Requirements for Born-Alive Infants Measure
Vermont: Yes on Vermont Right to Personal Reproductive Autonomy Amendment
Michigan: Yes on Proposal 2, the Voting Policies in Constitution Amendment
Nebraska: No on Initiative 432, Photo Voter Identification Initiative
HRC’s Commitment to Voter Mobilization Efforts
Equality Voters, of which there are more than 62 million across the country, 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.
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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