The following post comes from Regional Field Director Sultan Shakir. Sultan is just one of 30 HRC staff that will be on the ground in 16 states by Election Day, working with HRC-endorsed candidates and engaging our membership about the upcoming elections:
Last weekend, I joined our Field Intern Alex Conlan and friends for some canvassing around local restaurants in Philadelphia to remind the LGBT community that our vote is key this year. Many of the targeted races are extremely close and turning out the progressive vote will be a key part of ensuring that fair-minded candidates return to Congress.
All this week, Alex has been out to canvass for Patrick Murphy, one of the leading advocates for repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” Voters are still making up their mind in this race and Alex is doing his part to inform voters of Murphy’s record of standing up for all Americans. HRC will be working hard throughout the state all the way up to Election Day, talking to our membership and getting out the vote for pro-equality candidates like Murphy.