WASHINGTON — Today, the Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) announced its endorsement of Stacey Abrams for Governor of Georgia.
"HRC is proud to endorse Stacey Abrams for Governor of Georgia," said HRC President Chad Griffin. "Leader Abrams has been a tireless ally for LGBTQ Georgians in the state legislature, and she will be a vital voice for the LGBTQ community and all Georgians in the Governor's Mansion. After a legislative session that featured threats of anti-LGBTQ legislation, it is more important than ever to have a pro-equality governor who will stand up to legislative extremists and protect all Georgians equally."
"I am a proud to be a longtime ally of the LGBTQ community in Georgia and to have fought against dangerous legislation that enshrines discrimination in to law and threatens our state's economic potential," said Leader Stacey Abrams. "As governor, I will work alongside HRC to end workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity, stop RFRA, and make sure economic opportunity is available to every Georgia family. I am honored to have the Human Rights Campaign's support as we build a state where every family can live with dignity, respect, and have the freedom and opportunity to thrive."
Stacey Abrams consistently opposed discriminatory legislation during her tenure in the Georgia House of Representatives. Year after year, she has been a vocal critic of legislation that would enshrine discrimination in to state law under the guise of promoting religious freedom. Abrams aims to make Georgia a welcoming state for business and for all citizens, regardless of who they are. Read more about Abrams' LGBTQ rights platform here.