The Human Right Campaign (HRC), the nation’s top LGBTQ activist organization, will spend $26 million to nearly double its existing political structure and prepare for the 2018 election cycle.
“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,” said HRC president Chad Griffin.
HRC is targeting six states including the three that are widely credited with paving the way for Donald Trump to take the White House. Political analysts point to Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin as supplying Trump with the 46 electoral votes needed to edge past Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. HRC will also target Ohio, Arizona and Nevada in its 2018 push.
HRC will hire at least 20 new full-time staff to work with 32 volunteer steering committees around the country. They will focus on ten million LGBTQ voters–five percent of all voters–as well as “equality voters” who support the LGBTQ political agenda. Full report on CBN.