More than 100 HRC Volunteers Head to Capitol Hill for Lobby Day
by HRC staffMarch 10, 2016
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:
Passing the Equality Act in order to ensure that everyone in America has clear and consistent non-discrimination protections on the basis of their actual or perceived sexual orientation and gender identity;
Passing the Global Respect Act, so individuals who violate the human rights of LGBT people are denied entry into the U.S;
Funding critical HIV and AIDS programs and research; and
Fairly considering any Supreme Court nominee and giving them an up or down vote.
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,
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