We’d like to thank our friends at the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) for featuring our “We Are Straight Allies” campaign on their blog recently: http://www.hrc.org/blog/entry/straight-allies-stand-up-for-fully-inclusive-jacksonville-ordinance-in-new
Marty Rouse, National Field Director of the HRC, had this say about the new campaign:
It’s terrific that this campaign is highlighting straight allies who share the basic value that no one should face discrimination in Jacksonville. We urge all supporters of equality to speak out and take action in support of the Jacksonville Human Rights Ordinance.
The HRC is the largest LGBT equality-rights advocacy group and political lobbying organization in the United States. According to the HRC, it has more than one million members and supporters.
HRC is an umbrella group of two separate non-profit organizations and a political action committee: the HRCFoundation, a 501(c)(3) organization that focuses on research, advocacy and education; the Human Rights Campaign, a501(c)(4) organization that focuses on promoting the social welfare of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people through lobbying Congress and state and local officials for support of pro-LGBT bills, and mobilizing grassroots action amongst its members; and the HRC Political Action Committee, which supports candidates that adhere to its positions on LGBT rights.
The historical records of the Human Rights Campaign are maintained in a collection at the Cornell University Library. Arriving at Cornell in 2004, the records include strategic planning documents, faxes, minutes, e-mails, press releases, posters, and campaign buttons. The archive is the second largest in the library’s Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Human Sexuality Collection. In February 2007, the archive was opened to scholars at the library, and selected records were organized into an online exhibit called “25 Years of Political Influence: The Records of the Human Rights Campaign.”