Human Rights Campaign Endorses Sarah Godlewski for Wisconsin State Treasurer

by Ianthe Metzger

MILWAUKEE -- Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, announced its endorsement of Sarah Godlewski for Wisconsin State Treasurer.

“Sarah Godlewski is an incredible advocate for Wisconsin's working families who will use the office of state treasurer to ensure that everyone -- including LGBTQ Wisconsinites -- is equally protected under state law,” said Wisconsin State Director Wendy Strout. “We are proud to endorse her candidacy and look forward to mobilizing our thousands of members and supporters across the Badger State to turn out for equality in November.”

"I'm honored to accept the endorsement of the Human Rights Campaign,” said Godlewski. “As Treasurer, I'll stand up for all Wisconsin people, from working to prohibit lending discrimination against LGBT Wisconsinites to bringing fiscal accountability back to Madison."

A native Wisconsinite and longtime business owner, Godlewski is passionate about public service and improving the lives of Wisconsin’s working families. She is a champion for the LGBTQ community, who will use the treasurer’s office to move equality forward. As the next Wisconsin State Treasurer, she is committed to ensuring that transgender people are protected from discrimination when applying for loans and refinancing, and increasing transparency and accountability around organizations that support and fund the dangerous and discredited practice of so-called “conversion therapy” with taxpayer dollars.

In Wisconsin, HRC has identified more than half a million “Equality Voters” -- voters who support LGBTQ-inclusive policies. HRC has prioritized investments and organizing in Wisconsin in the 2018 cycle, and has staff and resources on the ground in the state as part of the largest grassroots expansion in the organization’s 38-year history.

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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