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Human Rights Campaign Endorses Scott Wallace for U.S. Congress

August 10, 2018
Filed under: HRC Rising

Washington -- Today the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, announced its endorsement of Scott Wallace for U.S. Congress in Pennsylvania’s 1st Congressional District.

“Scott Wallace is a strong champion for equality who will work hard to ensure that every Pennsylvanian is able to live, work and provide for their family without fear of harassment and discrimination,” said HRC Pennsylvania State Director Allison VanKuiken. “We thank him for supporting the federal Equality Act, which would provide essential protections to the LGBTQ community and proudly endorse his candidacy to represent Pennsylvania’s 1st Congressional District.”

“I am proud to stand with Pennsylvania’s LGBTQ community and to recommit to always being a partner in the battle for justice for every American and Pennsylvanian no matter who they love,” said Scott Wallace. “As your next Congressman from Pennsylvania’s first district, I promise to be your loyal ally in Congress and I am honored to accept an endorsement from the Human Rights Campaign. I know that with this endorsement comes great responsibility to the LGBTQ community and I do not take this responsibility lightly.”

A longtime attorney and non-profit leader, Scott Wallace has a long history of public service. He is a staunch supporter of LGBTQ equality, including the Equality Act, landmark federal legislation that would provide the same basic nondiscrimination protections to LGBTQ people as other protected groups under federal law. Wallace also opposes the so-called First Amendment Defense Act, a federal bill that would legalize state sanctioned discrimination.

In Pennsylvania, HRC has identified more than 2.3 million “Equality Voters” -- voters who support LGBTQ-inclusive policies, including marriage equality, equitable family law, and laws that would prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. HRC has prioritized investments and organizing in Pennsylvania in the 2018 cycle, and has already put four staff members and resources on the ground in the state. Last July, HRC announced a coast-to-coast campaign called HRC Rising, which represents the largest grassroots expansion in the organization’s 38-year history.
 

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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Paid for by Human Rights Campaign PAC (www.hrc.org) and authorized by Scott Wallace for Congress.

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