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 week,  Joe Sestak and Pat Toomey squared off in a debate in a race which is being called the battle of the extremes.  One on side is Congressman Joe Sestak who is a strong supporter of equality for all Americans;  on the other side is Pat Toomey, who even Rick Santorum has referred to as “too conservative for Pennsylvania.”

A few blocks down from where the debate was raging on, volunteers were calling HRC members to make sure they:

1) knew the importance of this election
2) knew who the pro-equality candidate was
3) knew their polling location
4) signed-up to volunteer

With just under 2 weeks left, we’re seeing more and more attention turn to this top tier race as voters get closer and closer to decision day.  Some of our member have already voted by absentee.  For information on when, where or how to vote in PA, visit

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