One year ago today, ahead of HRC’s annual 19th annual National Dinner, Hillary Clinton spoke to almost 1,000 grassroots leaders from across the country – including the HRC Board of Directors, HRC Board of Governors, HRC staff, and volunteer leaders and supporters from the organization’s over 1.5 million members and supporters in all 50 states.
She delivered an impassioned and historic speech about our many recent victories for LGBTQ equality – marriage equality; President Obama’s executive order barring companies that do business with the federal government from discriminating against LGBTQ Americans; and the banning of discrimination at the State Department, including by extending equal benefits to the partners of diplomats.
But that was just a small part of the topics she covered. Her main focus was on the work yet to be done: addressing the crisis of violence against transgender women, especially trans women of color; passing the federal Equality Act; ensuring all LGBTQ people get the healthcare they need; standing up for LGBTQ parents; ending harassment against LGBTQ youth and making sure they feel welcome and supported; and so much more.
“Your families matter to me, and you matter to me,” Clinton said. “I’m going to keep … fighting for you, your rights, your children, your futures. I’m fighting for an America where we don’t leave anyone out. And I am proud to be fighting right alongside you.”
HRC endorsed Clinton in January and has since been working to get out the vote to support the most pro-equality ticket in history. In the year since Clinton addressed HRC volunteer leaders, she has said time and again that fighting for LGBTQ equality will be among her priorities if elected president. Contrast this with the positions of Republican nominee Donald Trump, who has threatened to roll back the progress we’ve made at every turn.
The stakes could not be higher for the LGBTQ community this election. Take action today. Register to vote by visiting www.hrc.org/vote. Learn more about the candidates and what’s at stake at www. hrc.org/VoteEquality.
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