Friday, October 17, 2008

So Proud To Be A Member Of This Team

What A nice surprise to see our steering committee getting a write up on the Human Rights Campaign Blog

HRC is Making a Difference in Arizona

October 15, 2008
Chris Johnson

From Tony Wagner, HRC's Western regional field director:
While the Presidential campaigns battle it out elsewhere in the nation, HRC knows that there are important elections happening in Arizona. Whether federal or state level, we are committed to making Arizona a better place for all its people.

To that end, HRC has devoted substantial resources, both financial and personnel based. Below is a recap of what we have been up to:
• HRC held Camp Equality-Phoenix in May to train over 40 activists with the campaign skills they need to play volunteer leadership roles in the campaigns of fair minded candidates.
• Regional Field Director, Tony Wagner, came to Arizona to coordinate the field efforts of union, choice, LGBT, Latino, and conservation groups working through America Votes.
• HRC trained and deployed a campaign staffer to work with one of our endorsed congressional candidates though our Campaign College program.
• HRC donated $50,000 to Arizona Together to help defeat the marriage amendment.
• Local HRC leaders are playing significant leadership roles with Arizona Together.
• HRC set up a state PAC and raised funds to be committed to helping equality-minded, state-level candidates. Over $40,000 was raised.
• Two additional staff are being sent to Arizona to work with our endorsed congressional campaigns for the final push.
Thank you to all the local HRC leaders and volunteers who are working hard, day in and day out, to make this such a successful campaign year in Arizona!

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