Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is happy. Its happiness stems from the recent election victory of Joe Biden for the United States Presidency.
HRC is the largest LGBTQ advocacy group and political lobbying organization in the United States.
The organization mobilized the LGBTQ community in support of the candidacy of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.
“With the race called, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, true advocates for equality, will be our next President and Vice President!”Christopher Speron, Senior Vice President, Membership & Development.
Highlighting its achievement in 2020, Speron noted in an email to Akatarian that the community has “retained our pro-equality majority in the U.S. House!”
LGBTQ leaders have been elected up and down the ballots across the country! “New Yorkers sent Mondaire Jones and Ritchie Torres to Congress as the body’s first openly LGBTQ Black and Afro-Latino members respectively.”
“Delawareans elected Sarah McBride as the nation’s first transgender state senator, and so many more.”
The Democratic Party gained two critical seats in the U.S. Senate in Arizona and Colorado and opened a path to two more in Georgia.
“Our hard work paid off,” said Speron. “We recruited more than 5,800 volunteers who completed more than 29,000 hours of voter contact.
“We sent over 2.7 million person-to-person text messages, sent 2.7 million mail pieces, had over 930,000 phone conversations, and engaged more than 200,000 voters through HRC’s online voter dashboard.
“We activated our community of HRC members and supporters with 7.2 million text messages and more than 31.6 million email messages to get-out-the-vote.
But the organization is worried that the Senate could remain in the hands of anti-equality politicians. It believes this could hurt “our chances to pass the Equality Act.”
He said, “This year won’t be easy. We’ve got to fight harder for our rights and push for greater equality for everyone in our community.”