The Human Rights Campaign announced on Tuesday it is endorsing Hillary Clinton for president — and it’s not just because they both use the initials “HRC.”
The HRC (campaign, not Clinton) is the biggest LGBT rights organization in America.
It’s the group behind those red and pinkmarriage equality Facebook profile pictures that everyone was using for a while.
The HRC cited Clinton’s support for LGBT rights and pledges to support LGBT rights and equality should she be elected president.
— HumanRightsCampaign (@HRC) January 19, 2016
.@HRC You have fought with persistence and great courage for LGBT equality. From one “HRC” to anotherIm proud to have your support. -H
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) January 19, 2016
This is one of many endorsements Clinton has received from a progressive group. She’s been making more personal politics — for LGBT and women’s rights as well as for racial equality and gun control — a central point of her campaign.
.@MonmouthPoll shows Sanders gaining w/ nearly every Dem group since Dec. but Clinton extended her lead w/ blacks & Latinos from 43% to 50%.
— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) January 19, 2016
Clinton is the only Democratic candidate actively speaking up on women’s healthcare and has called for an end to the Hyde Amendment, which keeps federal funds from being used for abortions except in extreme cases.
Clinton has also received endorsements from gun control advocates, including theBrady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence,who are against Bernie Sanders’ weakrecord on gun control, and former congresswoman Gabby Giffords.
Clinton also has an outsized number of endorsements from fellow politicians, far exceeding those supporting Sanders or Martin O’Malley, according to FiveThirtyEight. These endorsements include Amy Schumer’s cousin Senator Chuck Schumer, Senator Cory Booker,Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and SenatorClaire McCaskill.
Otherwise, Sanders and O’Malley’s list of endorsements are rather lacking in comparison to Clinton’s growing list.
— Deanna Pan (@DDpan) January 18, 2016