Post submitted by Viet Tran (he/him/they/them), former HRC Press Secretary
Pro-equality candidates for Congress won enough seats to ensure a pro-equality majority in the House of Representatives, led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Pro-equality candidates for Congress won enough seats to ensure a pro-equality majority in the House of Representatives, led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi. In 2019, this majority made history by passing the Equality Act -- crucial federal legislation that would finally guarantee explicit protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people under our nation's existing civil rights laws -- for the first time.
HRC staff on the ground recruited 5,800 individual volunteers who completed 28,500 hours of voter contact in more than 2,650 volunteer events. This election year, 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.
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