Tim Kaine Joins HRC Debate Watch Party in Orlando

Tonight, Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine is joining HRC President Chad Griffin and Florida supporters for our debate watch party in Orlando. After paying tribute at Pulse nightclub, Kaine and Griffin — joined by Gabby Giffords and retired NASA astronaut Captain Mark Kelly — will speak to hundreds of pro-equality voters at HRC’s watch party.

Just two weeks ago, Senator Kaine keynoted HRC’s National Dinner in Washington, DC, where he spoke about how he and Hillary Clinton would fight for LGBTQ equality in the White House and rebuked Donald Trump’s attempts to pander to the LGBTQ community.

Through HRC’s #turnOUT 2016 campaign, HRC is working to mobilize and turn out LGBTQ and pro-equality voters in Florida and other battleground states across the country. In Florida, the LGBTQ community play a decisive role in the election. The LGBTQ adult voting bloc is more than half a million — or 560,000 — in the Sunshine State — and in 2012, President Obama won Florida by just over 70,000 votes. 

A majority of Floridians support LGBTQ equality, according to polling released by the nonpartisan Public Religion Research Institute. A stunning 70 percent of Floridianssupport LGBTQ non-discrimination protections while 58 percent of Floridians said small-business owners should not be able to discriminate against LGBTQ people based on their religious beliefs.

Help HRC #turnOUT the vote this election season for pro-equality candidates up and down the ballot! Register to vote today and learn more about how you can get involved, visit

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