DALLAS, TX — Today, the Human Rights Campaign PAC (HRC PAC) announced its endorsement of Texas State Rep. Julie Johnson for U.S. Congress, to represent Texas’ 32nd congressional district. Rep. Johnson was first elected in 2018 and was the first legislator in Texas history to serve while married to a spouse of the same gender. Her leadership in Texas has been a game-changer — she has been instrumental in defeating anti-LGBTQ+ legislation and improving bills that would’ve had broad, discriminatory impact on millions of Texans. She is also a member of the Texas State House’s first-ever LGBTQ Caucus.
With its endorsement, HRC is dedicated to activating its grassroots army of supporters and volunteers in Texas and mobilizing Equality Voters in support of Johnson’s candidacy. Equality Voters — which surpass 2 million in Texas and more than 62 million nationwide — are a voting bloc of demographically and geographically diverse Americans for whom LGBTQ+ equality is a top election issue, and who represented 39 percent of the 2022 electorate. HRC has consistently endorsed Johnson since she launched her first campaign for Texas House in 2017, and has deployed on-the-ground staff across the Lone Star, supporting Johnson and other champions for equality.
HRC’s Commitment to Texas
Equality Voters — including the more than 2 million in Texas and the more than 62 million nationwide — 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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