PITTSBURGH, PA— Today the Human Rights Campaign PAC (HRC PAC) announced its endorsements of Summer Lee and Chris Deluzio for Congress. HRC PAC is committed to engaging our volunteers, members and supporters to mobilize the 3 million Equality Voters in Pennsylvania in support of pro-equality candidates up and down the ballot.
Human Rights Campaign Pennsylvania State Director Ryan Matthews released the following statement:
“With increasing attacks on our freedom to marry who we love and the right to abortion, every vote in Congress matters. We need pro-equality champions who will represent the best interests of LGBTQ+ Pennsylvanians in Congress and vote for the federal non-discrimination protections in the Equality Act. We are proud to put HRC’s full support behind Summer Lee and Chris Deluzio, who we can trust to fight for all Pennsylvanians as Allegheny County’s next Congressmembers.”
HRC’s Commitment to Pennsylvania
Equality Voters, including the 3 million in Pennsylvania, 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 Pennsylvania since 2017. Across the country, HRC PAC works every day to elect pro-equality leaders who support 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 (www.hrc.org). Authorized by Summer Lee for Congress and Chris Deluzio for Congress.
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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