By David Vandygriff
In response to unrelenting threats to our community, HRC has launched the $26 million HRC Rising campaign, the largest grassroots expansion in the organization’s 37-year history, in advance of the midterm elections.
“LGBTQ people and all marginalized communities face persistent attacks by the Trump-Pence administration who are hell-bent on dismantling equality,” HRC wrote in a statement. “But in the face of this challenge, our community and allies are standing up to unite, enlist, and resist like never before. From coast-to-coast, this grassroots expansion will power our fight for LGBTQ equality to victory in 2018, 2020 and beyond.”
Got Five Minutes?
Join HRC Rising! The simplest access point is to text “RISING” to 30644. You’ll then be sent the latest LGBT news, actions, and resources. Take your advocacy one step further by visiting the HRC Rising site, which provides additional info, like how to write your representatives and where to vote in local elections.
Consider donating to the Love Conquers Hate crowdfunding campaign, run by HRC. You can support the general team, a local one, or start a team of your own. All funds go toward HRC initiatives and, fancy that, the minimum donation amount is $5.