VIDEO: Human Rights Campaign Launches Six Figure Ad Campaign Slamming Extremist GOP Shutdown Threats

by Alana Caesar

Instead of Doing Their Jobs, House GOP More Concerned With Limiting Healthcare, Banning Books and Flags, and Blocking Enforcement of Civil Rights Laws

WASHINGTON --Today, The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) — the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization — launched a six-figure ad campaign across major national outlets, cable networks and digital streaming services condemning the threats from House Republicans of a government shutdown. These members spent the summer failing to pass essential spending bills, instead focusing on out-of-touch demands like book bans and attacks on gender-affirming care. Now, they are holding core services for American families and national security hostage, putting politics ahead of the nation’s needs.

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“A shutdown is the height of irresponsibility and would interrupt critical government services, hurt working families, and endanger our national security. This outcome was entirely avoidable, but House Republicans have instead hijacked the appropriations process to attack LGBTQ+ communities rather than doing their jobs. It’s past time for them to stop pushing an extremist agenda that’s a danger to us all,” said Kelley Robinson, President of the Human Rights Campaign

In addition to attaching numerous anti-LGBTQ+ provisions to their draft spending bills, the legislative attacks from Republicans in the House of Representatives also include stand-alone bills such as H.R. 734 — a nationwide ban on transgender students playing sports — as well as larger legislative packages like H.R. 5, which included book bans and provisions stigmatizing transgender students. The new ad from HRC, which will air nationwide, calls on voters to contact members and tell them to stand with the American people, reject the extremism of those like Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene and others, and take action to prevent a shutdown.

The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people. HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ+ people are embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community.


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