TODAY -- Chrin and Perry Align Themselves with Dangerous and Politically Toxic Trump-Pence Admin

by Elliott Kozuch

WASHINGTON -- With only 13 days until the midterm elections, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, is exposing the record of Vice President Mike Pence, who is scheduled to campaign with anti-equality U.S. House candidates John Chrin (PA-8) and Scott Perry (PA-10).

“Mike Pence, John Chrin, and Scott Perry have pushed anti-LGBTQ, anti-health care and anti-immigrant policies that are not only wrong, they are politically toxic in a state with more than 2.3 million Equality Voters,” said HRC Campaign Director Geoff Wetrosky. “In these next two weeks, it is more important than ever to turn out for the pro-equality candidates who will pull the emergency brake on the Trump-Pence administration. That’s why HRC is working day in and day out to re-elect Congressman Matt Cartwright and elect George Scott.”

John Chrin

  • Attended an event with Sanctuary Church Leader Hyung Jin Sean Moon, who was labeled an “Anti-LGBTQ Cult Leader” by the Southern Poverty Law Center
  • Praised the Trump-Pence administration, saying he can “very strongly get behind a lot of the things that the president put forward.”

Scott Perry

  • Cosponsors the First Amendment Defense Act --proposed federal legislation that would legalize state-sanctioned discrimination
  • Received consecutive zeros on HRC's Congressional Scorecard, which measures members of Congress support for LGBTQ equality
  • Voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act and to cut funding for family planning providers

As Chrin and Perry align themselves with the Trump-Pence administration and their politics of discrimination, HRC is on the ground mobilizing our members and supporters and nearly 2.3 million Equality Voters in Pennsylvania to re-elect Congressman Matt Cartwright (PA-8) and elect George Scott (PA-10). HRC has prioritized investments and organizing in Pennsylvania, and has staff and resources on the ground in the state as part of the largest grassroots expansion in the organization’s 38-year history.

HRC’s comprehensive “The Real Mike Pence” campaign includes a report, microsite and series of videos that shine a spotlight on Pence’s decades-long crusade against LGBTQ equality, and inside-the-White House efforts leading the Trump-Pence administration’s attacks on LGBTQ people.

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