Today, HRC volunteers and members went to Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. to speak with their members of Congress for HRC’s annual Spring Lobby Day. They met with more than 150 Congressional offices to discuss issues critical to the LGBT community, including:
HRC’s Lobby Days are a critical part of our federal advocacy efforts. HRC’s staff work throughout the year to win support for pro-LGBT legislation on Capitol Hill. This work is complemented by the many HRC members who reach out to their representatives and senators and provide the critical constituent feedback that can help convince their Representatives and Senators to take a stand in support of LGBT equality.
However, it’s not just members taking a stand in support of equality. Today HRC announced the launch of its Business Coalition for the Equality Act, a coalition of 60 major employers that have officially endorsed the bipartisan Equality Act. These business leaders are showing true leadership and fighting to end a shameful status quo that leaves LGBT people at risk in a majority of states for being denied services or fired because of who they are or who they love,
Learn more about the need for full, federal non-discrimination protections at www.hrc.org/EqualityForward
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