Seven days … to turn out in masses to flip the House and the Senate and elect pro-equality candidates up and down the ballot! In this final countdown, it’s crucial to make sure your friends and family are committed to voting, too — and that when they get to their polling place, they’re voting for candidates and initiatives that support the LGBTQ community.
Talk to them about issues that matter to you … help them learn what’s on their ballot … even offer to go with them or give them a ride. Lending a helping hand to those important people in your life can make all the difference!
HRC President Chad Griffin has travelled to more than 30 key districts in 18 states over the past several weeks to drum up support in must-win races. And in the wake of last week’s explosive New York Times report revealing the administration’s secret plans to “erase” transgender people and exclude LGBTQ people from federal civil rights protections, he recorded a message about how we can use Election Day to counter this latest attack.
Few senators currently serving in public office are as scary as Ted Cruz and, this year, we are going to send him packing. Cruz has spent his career undermining the rights of LGBTQ people for his own political gain — he is a true enemy of equality, and a Trump-Pence follower who has to go. HRC is proudly supporting his opponent, Beto O’Rourke — and working hard to shut down Cruz come election day.
Sen. Tammy Baldwin made history in 2012 as both the first openly LGBTQ senator in U.S history and the first woman senator from Wisconsin. Now, we need to keep her there! Republicans are using every weapon in their arsenal — vicious attack ads, influential conservative donors and hateful rhetoric about her record — to ensure she loses her seat. So, it’s on us to work harder and smarter to turn out Wisconsin voters for her reelection.
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Our team has made a real commitment to this election … with more than 145 HRC staff on the ground leading GOTV efforts in 23 states, training hundreds of local organizers and volunteers across the country and educating voters.
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