Human Rights Campaign Endorses Katie Hobbs For Governor

Friday, August 19, 2022

Human Rights Campaign Endorses Katie Hobbs For Governor

PHOENIX – The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has endorsed Secretary of State Katie Hobbs’ campaign for governor, pointing to her steadfast support of the LGBTQ+ community. Kari Lake has promised to roll back the clock in Arizona and presents a grave threat to our freedoms including marriage equality. HRC’s endorsement comes on the heels of a new Fox News Poll showing Hobbs beating Lake among registered voters. Throughout the gubernatorial campaign, Hobbs has been ahead of Lake in every credible poll.

“Under Republican leadership, Arizona’s trans youth, and the greater LGBTQ+ community, have become a punching bag and prop for attempts to rile up and placate an extremist base,” said the Human Rights Campaign Arizona State Director, Bridget Sharpe. “Now, those same anti-equality extremists are nominees for every statewide office – led by Kari Lake who has openly mocked drag and has proliferated dangerous, discriminatory rhetoric against the LGBTQ+ community. We can trust Katie Hobbs to fight back against extremists. We can trust her to protect our democracy and defend the rights of all Arizonans. The choice is clear and that’s why the Human Rights Campaign is proud to endorse Katie Hobbs to be the next Governor of Arizona.”

“In the midst of egregious attacks on our fundamental freedoms, I will fight tooth and nail to defend our human rights,” Hobbs said. “Arizona’s LGBTQ+ community is an integral part of our identity and it has been one of my utmost honors to advocate for their rights and needs – from my volunteer work with organizations like one•n•ten, all the way up to my time in the state legislature and as Secretary of State. Civil liberties are on the ballot this November, and as governor, I’ll make sure Arizona won’t go back to the dark ages.”

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