From the Human Rights Campaign:
ICYMI: Photos from Human Rights Campaign’s VA Day of Action with Delegate Roem, Delegate Joshua Cole, and VA’s Next Lieutenant Governor Ayala
VIRGINIA– Saturday the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest LGBTQ+ civil rights organization held its LGBTQ+ Day of Action in advance of the November 2nd election. The Day of Action featured canvass launches in Leesburg, Manassas, Richmond, Stafford, and Virginia Beach and included two events headlined by Delegate Danica Roem, Delegate Joshua Cole, and Virginia’s next Lieutenant Governor Hala Ayala. HRC volunteers knocked over 1240 doors across the Commonwealth, adding to the 21,373 phones calls and doors knocked by HRC volunteers in Virginia for the 2021 election. Volunteers reminded voters to support HRC’s full slate of endorsed candidates, including Terry McAuliffe for Governor, Attorney General Mark Herring, and over 20 candidates for Virginia’s House of Delegates.
All of the photos (attributable to Kevin Wolf/AP for the Human Rights Campaign) are here, a selection of which are below:
Left to right: JoDee Winterhof, Senior VP Politics and Political Affairs, Del. Joshua Cole, Del Ayala at Cole Campaign Office, Stafford, VA
Left to right: Del. Joshua Cole, Del Ayala at Cole Campaign Office, Stafford, VA
The Day of Action took place days after new polling by the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) revealed unprecedented support — 82% — amongst American voters for federal laws protecting LGBTQ+ people from discrimination.
The full endorsement slate and Virginia LGBTQ+ Day of Action continues the Human Rights Campaign’s multi-year investment to mobilize the Commonwealth’s 1.2 million Equality Voters. In 2020, the HRC’s long-term efforts in Virginia culminated in the passage of the landmark bipartisan Virginia Values Act, making Virginia the first state in the South to enact nondiscrimination protections along the lines of sexual orientation and gender identity.