Post submitted by Ryan Wilson, Senior Regional Field Organizer for the Southern U.S.
Last week, HRC’s Equality Votes campaign kicked off a nationwide tour holding workshops in local communities where staff equip and empower local volunteers with the tools needed to join fellow HRC members across the country to organize on behalf of pro-LGBTQ candidates for the November 2016 elections.
Members of HRC’s volunteer-led Steering Committee in Greater New York and other local HRC members participated in two trainings, one held in Manhattan and one on Long Island, which trained more than 30 local advocates who are passionate about the upcoming election. The participants learned what is at stake in this election as well as important skills needed for volunteer recruitment and voter mobilization at upcoming phonebanks and other efforts to contact pro-equality voters.
This year, HRC is undertaking an unprecedented effort to mobilize pro-equality voters in key races up and down the ballot. Beginning with intensive work in four key early primary and caucus states of Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, and South Carolina in support of Hillary Clinton for President of the Unites States, and now shifting to look at critical races in key battleground states in the November general election, HRC is focused on engaging our millions of members and supporters on why they can not sit out this critical election.
At HRC we know that elections matter. We’ve come too far to go back now and the stakes could not be higher for the LGBTQ community this election. That’s why we have aggressive plans to mobilize our members and supporters this fall and there is an important role for you in our effort. Click here to learn more about upcoming workshops in cities across the country.
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