On Feb. 24, the Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) released its 2020 presidential questionnaire and responses from the leading Democratic candidates.
The release of candidate questionnaire responses is a crucial step in the Human Rights Campaign's endorsement process. HRC asked 16 questions on topics ranging from the Equality Act to health care, and conversion therapy to immigration reform.
For the first time, our questionnaire asks the candidates for their plans to address the epidemic of violence facing transgender and gender non-conforming people, especially Black trans women. Since 2013, over 150 transgender and gender non-conforming people, almost entirely Black transgender women, have been killed.
HRC sent questionnaires to all Democratic presidential candidates earlier this year. The organization received questionnaires from Vice President Joe Biden, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, businessman Tom Steyer and U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren. It did not receive responses from Representative Tulsi Gabbard ahead of publication.
See the questionnaire and the candidates' responses at HRC.org/election2020.