Human Rights Campaign PAC Endorses Ruben Gallego for U.S. Senate

by Cullen Peele

Military Veteran with Proven LGBTQ+ Allyship in Congress Pledges to Deliver on the Same Pro-Equality Record in the U.S. Senate

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 Congressman Ruben Gallego in the race to represent Arizona in the U.S. Senate. HRC PAC is committed to engaging its volunteers, members and supporters to mobilize the nearly 1.3 million Equality Voters in Arizona in support of Gallego and other pro-equality candidates up and down the ballot.

Whether it was speaking out against Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell as an active duty Marine, fighting against Arizona’s discriminatory same-sex marriage ban, or being an unwavering supporter of the Equality Act in Congress, Ruben Gallego has always understood the power of allyship. Throughout his career, Ruben has used his passion for public service to make meaningful progress – not only in the fight for equality, but for national security and economic stability as well. We look forward to mobilizing our forces, getting equality voters to the ballot box, and sending him back to Washington as Senator Gallego, who will never forget who to fight for.”

Kelley Robinson, Human Rights Campaign President

The Human Rights Campaign is a critical partner in the fight for justice, and I’m proud to have earned their endorsement. Their work has directly improved the lives of millions of LGBTQ+ Americans, and our country is so much stronger for it. I look forward to continuing to partner with HRC in the U.S Senate to build on that work and build a better life for Arizonans in every corner of our state.”

Congressman Ruben Gallego

After serving as a Marine in Iraq, Gallego led ballot initiatives as a Phoenix organizer and later served in the Arizona State House. Following his election to Congress in 2014, he rose to be the highest-ranking Latino on the House Armed Services Committee and Chairman of the Intelligence and Special Operations Subcommittee. Serving on these committees, he plays a critical role in overseeing the operations and priorities of America’s special forces and intelligence community. Congressman Gallego was an original co-sponsor of the Equality Act, which would expand nondiscrimination protections, and serves as a Vice Chair of the Congressional Equality Caucus.

HRC’s Commitment to Arizona

Equality Voters, including the nearly 1.3 million in Arizona, 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 Gallego.

Paid for by Human Rights Campaign PAC ( Authorized by Gallego for Arizona.

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