"LGBTQ+ Lives Are on the Line This November, and Valentine is Ready to Join the Fight.”
Jefferson City, MISSOURI — Today, the Human Rights Campaign PAC (HRC PAC) announced its endorsement of Missouri’s Trudy Busch Valentine for the United States Senate. HRC PAC is committed to engaging our volunteers, members and supporters to mobilize more than 400,000 Equality Voters in Missouri in support of pro-equality candidates up and down the ballot.
Human Rights Campaign National Campaign Director Geoff Wetrosky released the following statement today:
“The people of Missouri are eager for a leader who will advance their state and the nation toward progress. Trudy Busch Valentine is a champion for equality and the LGBTQ+ community. If elected, Valentine will not only advocate for legislation that codifies marriage equality, but she will co-sponsor the Equality Act to protect LGBTQ+ people, women, and minorities from discrimination under federal law. She knows our country cannot be a free society until all Americans have the same rights, opportunities, and protections – including the LGBTQ+ community. LGBTQ+ lives are on the line this November, and Valentine is ready to join the fight.”
Trudy Busch Valentine released the following statement:
“I am deeply honored that our campaign for the United States Senate has received the endorsement of the Human Rights Campaign. It's a tragedy that over the last few years, we've seen outright assaults on the rights and safety of members of the LGBTQIA+ community. We must all work together to reject hatred and discrimination in all forms -- and not just with words, but through meaningful action. In the Senate, I'll be a proud ally and supporter of the Equality Act and the Respect for Marriage Act because I firmly believe you should have the freedom to marry who you love and live your life unapologetically and authentically with full and equal protections under the law.
HRC’s Commitment to Missouri
Equality Voters, including more than 400,000 in Missouri, 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.
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 Trudy Busch Valentine for Senate.
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