The Human Rights Campaign, the largest LGBT advocacy group in the US, has announced HRC Rising, a new grassroots campaign designed to battle the Trump-Pence agenda.
“It’s not enough to resist the hateful policies and attacks coming from the Trump-Pence regime — we’ve got to accelerate the pace of progress toward full equality and secure protections for LGBTQ people in states and communities across the country. That’s why we’re going on offense with the largest grassroots expansion in HRC’s 37-year history,” said HRC President Chad Griffin.
“Our grassroots army of over 3 million has proven that, even in the face of unprecedented challenges, we can make incredible progress and defeat the hateful politicians who’ve been emboldened by Donald Trump when we organize and mobilize. The power and determination of the 10 million LGBTQ voters and our allies across America will only continue to grow stronger in the face of discriminatory attacks on our rights and freedoms.”
HRC Rising is the largest grassroots expansion in the group’s history.
According to the HRC, more than two-dozen staff members are already hard at work on the initiative. The group says they have already begun recruiting an additional 20 full-time staffers to work on the project.
With a $26 million war chest, and a massive pool of grassroots voters, the HRC is eager to flex its political muscle.
The most immediate goal of the initiative seems to be focused on the 2018 mid-term elections. HRC Rising will focus on states like Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, Arizona, and Nevada, where they hope to unseat anti-LGBT politicians and support pro-LGBT candidates.
Boasting more than 3 million active members and supporters, the HRC most certainly has the political capital and resources to make a positive change. In a world rocked by right-wing extremism and discriminatory ideology, someone has to fight back. That’s why we’re proud to support the HRC as they fight to show the nation and the world that love truly trumps hate.
The Human Rights Campaign has been battling for LGBT equality for more than 20 years. From fighting against anti-LGBT violence to recognizing role models in the community, the HRC continues to be at the forefront of the LGBT rights movement.
For more information on how to support HRC’s fight for equality, please visit hrc.im/Rising.