City of Jefferson, MISSOURI — Today, the Human Rights Campaign PAC (HRC PAC) announced its support for Trudy Busch Valentine of Missouri for the United States Senate. HRC PAC is committed to engaging our volunteers, members, and supporters to mobilize more than 400,000 equality voters in Missouri in favor of pro-equality candidates up and down the ballot.
Human Rights Campaign National Campaign Director Geoff Wetrosky released the following statement today:
“The people of Missouri are hungry for a leader who will move their state and the nation forward. Trudy Busch Valentine is a champion for equality and the LGBTQ+ community. If elected, Valentine will not only advocate for a legislation that codifies marriage equality, but she will co-sponsor the Equality Act to protect LGBTQ+ people, women, and minorities from discrimination under federal law.She knows our country cannot be a free until all Americans have the same rights, opportunities, and protections, including the LGBTQ+ community. LGBTQ+ lives are at stake this November, and Valentine is ready to join the fight.”
Trudy Busch Valentine released the following statement:
“I am deeply honored that our campaign for the United States Senate has been endorsed by the Human Rights Campaign. It is a tragedy that over the past few years we have witnessed gross violations of the rights and safety of members of the LGBTQIA+ community. We must all work together to reject hate and discrimination in all their forms – and not just with words, but with meaningful actions. In the Senate, I will be a proud ally and supporter of the Equality Act and the Respect for Marriage Act because I firmly believe that you should have the freedom to marry whoever you love and live your life without shamelessly and genuinely with full and equal protections under the law.
HRC’s Commitment to Missouri
Equality Voters, including more than 400,000 in Missouri, are a voting bloc of demographically and geographically diverse Americans who are united by the advancement of LGBTQ+ equality. Equality Voters are younger, more racially diverse and more female than the general electorate, they recognize and trust the HRC brand, and they are more likely to identify with issue-specific organizations than to candidates or political parties.
Across the country, HRC PAC works every day to elect pro-equality leaders who support policies that will support the rights and lives of LGBTQ+ people. During the 2020 election cycle, HRC field staff recruited 5,800 individual volunteers across the country who completed 28,500 hours of voter contact in over 2,650 volunteer events. HRC engaged in strong digital and online GOTV efforts, including sending over 2.7 million person-to-person text messages, a massive increase from 2018 when approximately 500,000 texts were sent . HRC sent over 2.5 million letters, had over 930,000 phone conversations with voters and engaged over 200,000 voters through the HRC Voter Dashboard at hrc.org/vote.
Paid for by Human Rights Campaign PAC (www.hrc.org). Authorized by Trudy Busch Valentine for the Senate.