Carson City, Nevada — Today the Human Rights Campaign PAC (HRC PAC) endorsed Nevada Lieutenant Governor Lisa Cano-Burkhead for election and Cisco Aguilar for Secretary of State. HRC PAC is committed to engaging our volunteers, members and supporters to mobilize the more than 700,000 Equality Voters in Nevada in support of pro-equality candidates up and down the ballot.
Human Rights Campaign Nevada State Director Karl Catarata released the following statement:
“Lt. Governor Lisa Cano-Burkhead and Cisco Aguilar will fight for LGBTQ+ rights in the Silver State. Nevada has a history of being one of the most LGBTQ+ friendly states, but the attacks on LGBTQ+ people this past year have been a step backwards. Equality is on the ballot this November. Voting for Lt. Governor Cano-Burkhead and Cisco Aguilar this fall will ensure Nevada remains a state where everyone is protected, equal, and dignified. HRC will be on the frontlines of the fight to support these pro-equality candidates in our November’s elections.”
HRC’s Commitment to Nevada
Equality Voters, including the more than 700,000 in Nevada, 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.
HRC has had staff and resources on the ground in Nevada since 2018. Across the country, HRC PAC works every day to elect pro-equality leaders who advocate for 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, 1640 Rhode Island Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20016, 202-628-4160, www.hrc.org. Approved by Lisa Cano-Burkhead and Cisco Aguilar. Not authorized by any federal candidate or candidate’s committee.
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