The Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) recently announced its endorsement of Lauren Underwood for U.S. Congress in Illinois' 14th Congressional District.
"Lauren Underwood is the clear choice for Illinois voters who believe in justice, fairness and equality," said HRC Senior Vice President of Policy and Political Affairs JoDee Winterhof in a statement. "She will fight for Illinois' working families and champion every person's right to live and work free from discrimination and harassment.
"HRC is proud to endorse her bid to represent the people of Illinois' 14th District in Congress, and we look forward to working closely with her to move LGBTQ equality forward once elected."
She will be facing incumbent Rep. Randy Hultgren ( R ) in the general election in November. Hultgren has consistently received a zero on HRC's congressional scorecard, which measures members' of Congress support for LGBTQ equality.