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Team Biden-Harris Launches Out for Biden-Harris; “LGBTQ+ rights are human rights, and we’re going to keep fighting for equality and justice for all people.”

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From President Biden’s reelection campaign:

Team Biden-Harris Launches Out for Biden-Harris

Today, Team Biden-Harris is launching Out for Biden-Harris, a national organizing and engagement program to mobilize LGBTQ+ voters, communities, and leaders across the country. With more than 8 percent of the U.S. population, and over 20 percent of Americans aged 18-25 identifying as LGBTQ+, LGBTQ+ voters will be a key part of President Biden and Vice President Harris’s winning coalition this November – just as they were in the 2020 election and in 2022, where they made up more of the electorate than in any other election in American history with over 39% of voters viewing LGBTQ+ equality as a make-or-break issue.

The launch of Out for Biden-Harris today comes alongside endorsements from LGBTQ+ organizations across the country, including Equality North Carolina PAC, Fair Wisconsin, Delaware Stonewall PAC and the Center for Black Equity Political Action Fund in their first-ever presidential endorsement. These organizations join other critical state-level endorsements from Equality California and Silver State Equality and the historic, joint endorsement in 2023 from the Human Rights Campaign, National Center for Trans Equality Action Fund, and Equality PAC. Collectively, these groups represent more than 3.8 million members who will use their resources to mobilize equality voters across every battleground state.

The Biden-Harris Administration is the most pro-LGBTQ+ in history. President Biden has taken historic action for the LGBTQ+ community, including reversing Trump’s un-American ban on transgender military service, signing the Respect for Marriage Act, safeguarding and expanding access to quality health care for everyone, and continuing the charge for federal action to protect all LGBTQ+ Americans through the Equality Act.

The fight for equality for all Americans is at stake this November as Trump and his allies plan to roll back the rights and freedoms of LGBTQ+ Americans. Trump and his MAGA allies are running on an extreme, anti-LGBTQ+ agenda which would push to discriminate against the LGBTQ+ community, even going after the right to marry who you love. Trump would also reverse President Biden’s efforts to restore the right for trangender Americans to serve in the military and take away Title IX’s existing protections for transgender students. Donald Trump and his allies want to take us backwards, dictating who Americans can and cannot love and who they can or cannot be. It’s wrong and it is dangerous.

“LGBTQ+ voters are a force to be reckoned with. They were critical to our victory in 2020, and they will be critical to winning again this November. That’s why we’re thrilled to launch Out for Biden-Harris, which will harness the LGBTQ+ community’s organizing prowess to reelect President Biden and Vice President Harris this November,” said Biden-Harris 2024 Campaign Manager Julie Chavez Rodriguez. “LGBTQ+ Americans couldn’t have more at stake this election: Donald Trump and his extremist allies are running to gut LGBTQ+ rights and erase history as their top priorities. LGBTQ+ Americans deserve leaders who will fight for every American’s freedom and dignity. That’s what President Biden and Vice President Harris have done throughout their time in office, and what they will do if reelected, including pressing Congress to pass the Equality Act. There has never been a more critical time to protect the rights of all Americans, no matter who you love or how you identify, and Out for Biden-Harris will be critical to not just safeguarding, but strengthening the rights and voice of every single American.”

In 2020, nearly 11,000 LGBTQ+ volunteers mobilized to help elect President Biden and Vice President Harris. This year, Out for Biden-Harris will re-engage these supporters and build on their work. The program is designed around the idea that there is no better messenger to mobilize LGBTQ+ voters than their friends and neighbors to bring new supporters into our campaign. Out for Biden-Harris will train supporters to organize within their own networks and leverage messengers from the community to ensure we are meeting LGBTQ+ voters where they are. From drag queens to elected leaders to LGBTQ+ faith leaders, Team Biden-Harris will use a wide range of validators to communicate what’s at stake for the LGBTQ+ community in this election and why it’s critical that we vote for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.

In the coming weeks, the program will kick off a series of events and activities, including:

  • A virtual organizing call featuring actor Wilson Cruz, Congressman Robert Garcia, HRC President Kelley Robinson, to mobilize LGBTQ+ supporters;
  • A series of virtual relational organizing trainings focused on activating and reaching new volunteers targeting battleground voters. The campaign will be engaging trusted messengers, including high-profile and trusted messengers in the LGBTQ+ community, like Brita Filter, Danica Roem, Gina Ortiz Jones, and Rev.
  • Hosting a series of Out For Biden-Harris house parties and community events including events in Phoenix, Arizona, Ferndale, Michigan, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and Las Vegas, Nevada to mobilize supporters.
  • First Lady Jill Biden will be a featured speaker at the Human Rights Campaign Equality In Action Conference bringing together a network of 400 organizers and activists in Arlington, VA.

To launch Out for Biden-Harris, Vice President Kamala Harris shared a video about the important role LGBTQ+ Americans will play in reelecting President Biden and Vice President Harris, and the stakes of this election for the LGBTQ+ community.

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