Transgender Leaders #turnOUT the Pro-Equality Vote in Raleigh

Over the weekend, three transgender advocates addressed two-dozen Wake County volunteers before going door-to-door to #turnOUT the pro-equality vote.

Candis Cox, a Raleigh resident and board member of Equality NC, Hannah Simpson, the Hillary for America LGBT NC Director, and Sarah McBride, HRC Press Secretary, all three transgender women, shared how HB2 has emboldened them to make sure voters know what is at stake at the ballot box in North Carolina. 

Today, there are an estimated 255,800 LGBTQ adults living in North Carolina — a substantial population given that the state was won in the last three presidential elections by an average of 180,500 votes. The LGBTQ voting bloc in North Carolina will play a pivotal role in the presidential, gubernatorial and other down ballot races.

The joint endorsements by HRC and Equality NC include:

For House of Representatives: Rep. John Ager (D), Cynthia Ball (D), Chaz Beasley (D) Mary Belk (D), Jane Campbell (UNA), Sue Counts (D), Terence Everitt (D), Jennifer Ferrell (D), Judge Joe John (D), Rochelle Rivas (D) Rep. Brian Turner (D).

For State Senate: Sen. Jay Chaudhuri (D), Sen. Jeff Jackson (D), Sen. Joyce Waddell (D) and Susan Evans (D).

HRC and Equality North Carolina have both previously endorsed Roy Cooper’s campaign for Governor.  HRC also endorsed Linda Coleman for the office of North Carolina Lieutenant Governor and Josh Stein for the office of North Carolina Attorney General.

To join HRC’s efforts to mobilize the pro-equality vote in North Carolina, contact

HRC and Equality North Carolina Action Fund PAC have relaunched TurnOut NC to mobilize pro-equality voters and elect pro-equality leaders! Make sure you’re registered to vote by Wednesday, October 19! Early voting begins on Thursday, October 20!

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Candis Cox, Hannah Simpson and Sarah McBride in Raleigh, North Carolina

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