Human Rights Campaign PAC Endorses Eddy Morales for OR-03

by Cullen Peele

Progressive Community Leader Pledges to Carry His Vision for Lasting Change on the National Level

WASHINGTON — Today the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) PAC, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization, announced its endorsement of Gresham City Councilor Eddy Morales in the race for Oregon’s 3rd Congressional District seat. HRC PAC is committed to engaging its volunteers, members and supporters to mobilize the more than 300,000 Equality Voters in OR-03 in support of Morales and other pro-equality candidates up and down the ballot.

Eddy Morales has proven to be a passionate organizer and tireless champion for LGBTQ+ equality, reproductive freedom, affordable housing, voting rights, and all other issues critical to the greater progressive movement. He will no doubt apply the same energized fight to serving in what we expect will be a return to a pro-equality majority in the U.S. House next year. As a member of the LGBTQ+ community and the son of a Mexican immigrant, his lived experiences are invaluable to accomplishing real, tangible change that can’t be more urgently needed in our current political moment. We look forward to mobilizing our forces, getting equality voters to the ballot box, and sending him to Washington to advocate for a more inclusive America.”

John Gruber, National Campaigns Director, Human Rights Campaign

I am honored to receive the endorsement of the Human Rights Campaign, an organization that has done so much to further the rights of LGBTQ+ people in the United States. This November, I know we’ll make more history together.”

Eddy Morales

Morales has sat on the Gresham City Council for six years, taking charge in creating affordable housing for working families and advocating for underrepresented communities in a host of other areas as well. He previously fought to restore voting rights in Florida, supported targeted immigrants in Arizona, and joined Stacey Abrams to help flip Georgia blue. He is slated to be the first openly LGBTQ+ member of Congress from Oregon.

HRC’s Commitment to OR-03

Equality Voters, including the more than 300,000 in OR-03, 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. With this endorsement, HRC PAC will work to engage and mobilize Equality Voters in support of Morales.

Paid for by Human Rights Campaign PAC ( Authorized by Eddy Morales for Congress.

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