OUR TOP FIVE PRIORITIES
1. Defend Our Progress and Block New Threats.
We’re not only fighting attacks by the Trump-Pence administration — we're fighting an onslaught of anti—LGBTQ bills at the state and local level. After Election Day, HRC launched a war room prepared to expose Trump's attacks, respond and hold our opponents accountable. And our team of lawyers, field organizers and communicators — which helped defeat more than 95 percent of the anti- LGBTQ state bills introduced last year - is set to work again fighting efforts to undermine equality at the state level.
2. Elect Pro-Equality Candidates & Defeat Our Opponents.
We need allies at every level of government, which is why we are already developing strategies to elect pro-equality candidates up and down the ballot in 2018 and 2020. In November, the defeat of North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory proved that we can beat candidates who attack LGBTQ people for political gain. We can — and we must — continue that momentum.
3. Protect the Most Vulnerable in Our Community.
Now, more than ever, we have to support the most vulnerable people within the LGBTQ community. Through our innovative HIV and AIDS advocacy work, our Global LGBTQ Leaders Summit, our Project One America program expanding equality in the Deep South, our work fighting the epidemic of violence against the transgender community and more — HRC will stand up for those who are most vulnerable to hate, stigma
4. Further Legal Protections.
From filing amicus briefs with the Supreme Court and bolstering the Grimm case to passing local non—discrimination legislation, we are fighting to expand the map for legal protections wherever possible. And, we'll keep building corporate, grassroots and legislative support for the Equality Act as part of our long-term strategy to achieve full federal equality for every LGBTQ American.
5. Advance Equality in Workplaces, Schools, & Communities.
We can — and must — continue to make progress toward equality outside the political process through the institutions that serve LGBTQ people in their daily lives. HRC’s groundbreaking work with employers, schools, hospitals, and faith—based organizations will continue to make a meaningful impact on the quality of life for millions of LGBTQ people nationwide.