HRC Endorses Russ Feingold of Wisconsin for U.S. Senate

Today, HRC announced its endorsement of Russ Feingold for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Ron Johnson.

“For Wisconsinites who believe in equality for LGBTQ people, the choice in this election couldn’t be more clear. Russ Feingold has dedicated his career to making sure that LGBTQ people are treated equally under the law,” said HRC Senior Vice President of Policy and Political Affairs JoDee Winterhof. “Ron Johnson believes in a world where companies can fire an LGBTQ person because of who they are or whom they love. Long before it was politically popular, Russ Feingold championed LGBTQ equality because it was the right thing to do. The Human Rights Campaign is proud to endorse his campaign and we look forward to working with Russ Feingold on moving us closer to full legal equality by passing the Equality Act.”

The nonpartisan Public Religion Research Institute found strong support for LGBTQ equality in Wisconsin. A majority — 73 percent — of Wisconsinites support LGBTQ nondiscrimination protections.
While Russ Feingold has a long history of supporting LGBTQ equality, Ron Johnson has opposed LGBTQ equality during his time in office. He has refused to support the Equality Act, comprehensive legislation to protect LGBT people from discrimination. In addition, he voted against the bipartisan Employment Non-Discrimination Act.

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