Human Rights Campaign PAC Endorses U.S. Representative Colin Allred for Senate

by Alana Caesar

AUSTIN, TX — 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 Texas Representative Colin Allred for the U.S. Senate. A Dallas native and fourth-generation Texan, Rep. Allred is a civil rights attorney and member of the Democratic Party.

With this endorsement, HRC will focus on activating local volunteers and turning out the state’s 2,075,724 Equality Voters to defeat Trump acolyte and incumbent Senator Ted Cruz.

It's a pleasure and a privilege to endorse a fellow Obama alumnus and long-running fighter for civil and voting rights. A native Texan, Representative Allred has been a champion for the people of the 32nd district for the last six years in Congress and for decades prior as a civil rights attorney and public advocate. As a senator, I know that he will continue to fight for full equality for LGBTQ+ people and defend the civil liberties of everyday Texans.

Kelley Robinson, Human Rights Campaign President

As a civil rights lawyer and member of Congress, I’ve always believed no one should be discriminated against because of who they are, how they identify, or who they love. LGBTQ+ Texans deserve a Senator who will listen to and fight for them, not extremists like Ted Cruz who use them as political pawns in divisive culture wars. I am grateful to HRC for their endorsement and look forward to continuing to work with them to ensure fairness and equality for every Texan.

Colin Allred, Texas Congressman

After serving in President Obama's Administration at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Allred returned home to Dallas in 2018 to run for Congress. With the help of a broad coalition of Texans, Allred defeated a 22-year GOP incumbent and was elected to the U.S. House. Since then, Representative Allred has built upon his work in the voting rights space to work for lower healthcare costs, expanded access to vocational and trade schools and reduced college costs for all Texans. As a member of the U.S. Senate, Allred has committed to passing comprehensive immigration reform and ensuring the nation’s veterans are cared for.

Representative Allred is a proud member of the Equality Caucus in Congress and has consistently scored high to perfect marks on HRC’s Congressional Scorecard, signifying that he supported key legislation that HRC sees as essential to promoting equality. He was an original co-sponsor of the Equality Act and, in the Senate, will continue the work to help expand federal nondiscrimination protections.

Now, he’s running to defeat Senator Ted Cruz.

A Trump lackey and extremist, Ted Cruz has used his elective office to attack the LGBTQ+ community and sow political divisions. Cruz voted against marriage equality (the Respect for Marriage Act), against the Student Non-Discrimination Act, opposed the Equality Act, introduced legislation that would prohibit federal agencies from requiring workers to use employees' preferred pronouns, made egregious and false claims in a Senate hearing about the Equality Act, and has repeatedly led efforts to support false claims about the 2020 presidential election. After a failed presidential campaign and years of spouting MAGA rhetoric, Cruz is again vying for the support of Texans, whose values and well-being he abandoned.

HRC’s Commitment to Texas

Equality Voters, including the over 2,075,724 in Texas, 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 are more likely to identify with issue-specific organizations than candidates or political parties. HRC will work to mobilize and energize Equality Voters in Texas to propel Colin Allred to victory in 2024.

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