WASHINGTON, DC — Today, the Human Rights Campaign PAC (HRC PAC) announced its endorsement of nine pro-equality openly LGBTQ+ members of the U.S. House for reelection: Becca Balint (VT-At-Large), Angie Craig (MN-02), Sharice Davids (KS-03), Robert Garcia (CA-42), Chris Pappas (NH-01), Mark Pocan (WI-02), Eric Sorensen (IL-17), Mark Takano (CA-39) and Ritchie Torres (NY-15).
These members play key roles in promoting and advancing critical legislation like the Equality Act – a comprehensive nondiscrimination bill that would add the categories of sexual orientation and gender identity to federal civil rights laws, in addition to protections for women, people of color, and people of all faiths. They are also critical leaders in pushing back against rising anti-LGBTQ+ forces in Congress. Their fight to protect civil rights comes as more than 75 anti-LGBTQ+ laws were enacted in state legislatures across the country this year alone.
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.
The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people. HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ+ people are embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community.
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