Remodel STL St Louis Construction is proud to announce their support of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). Support of this fantastic charity will impact the Saint Louis area and globally elevating the city further towards strong positive change and setting an example to fellow business' and citizens. Please take a moment to learn about the Human Rights Campaign and how to help.
Through research, educational efforts and outreach, HRC encourages lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer Americans to live their lives openly and seeks to change the hearts and minds of Americans to the side of equality. The Human Rights Campaign represents a force of more than 1.5 million members and supporters nationwide. As the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil rights organization, HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are ensured of their basic equal rights, and can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community.
The Human Rights Campaign was at the forefront of the fight for marriage equality when, on June 26, 2015 in a historic 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court of the United States found bans on marriage equality to be unconstitutional – and that the fundamental right to marriage is a fundamental right for all.
Under the leadership of President Chad Griffin, the Human Rights Campaign worked to elevate the national conversation around marriage equality in the leadup to the Supreme Court decisions in Hollingsworth v. Perry, challenging California’s Prop 8 that banned marriage for gay and lesbian couples, and Windsor v. U.S., challenging the federal government’s ban on recognizing legally married gay couples. As the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in these cases, a modified red version of HRC's iconic logo went viral on social media, harnessing the passion that supporters of equality felt about the issue. When the rulings were handed down, and marriage equality was returned to California and section 3 of DOMA was overturned, HRC worked tirelessly to educate the public about what these rulings meant for LGBTQ couples and families in California and across the U.S.
In November 2013, the U.S. Senate voted 64 to 32 to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act for the first time in the legislation’s two-decade history. All Senate Democrats joined 10 Senate Republicans to approve the bill. HRC invested $2 million in a 12-week campaign that resulted in the successful vote. This victory was years in the making. For two decades, HRC’s deep bench of policy experts and advocates have walked the halls of Congress engaging with lawmakers in both parties about the importance of ENDA. HRC staff, and our dedicated members and supporters, have held hundreds of face-to-face meetings with legislators and their staffs. In the making, we’ve amassed a powerful arsenal of evidence – a robust and compelling body of work – for why common-sense workplace protections are necessary.
Twice – in 2004 and 2006 – HRC led the successful fight against the Federal Marriage Amendment, which would have banned marriage equality. The massive field and lobbying effort in 2004, coupled with a $1 million TV, print and online advertising campaign, effectively communicated the message that the FMA was discriminatory and unnecessary, and would undermine the U.S. Constitution. HRC led the way again in 2006, in a campaign that culminated in the delivery of nearly 250,000 postcards to Capitol Hill offices just ahead of a second congressional defeat of the FMA.
Response From HRC:
Thanks for your donation! On behalf of the Human Rights Campaign’s staff, board and volunteers, thank you for joining HRC today. Your generosity reflects your outstanding commitment to equality and investment in efforts to end discrimination. We rely on the contributions of members like you to fund our important work. The forces aligned against equal rights and opportunities for LGBTQ citizens are powerful, determined, unscrupulous – and able to exert influence far greater than their numbers. That’s a major reason why your HRC membership is so important. One of the best ways to utilize your membership is by perusing HRC.org, where we offer a wealth of information, resources and publications to provide you with as much knowledge on LGBTQ equality as possible. At the top of the HRC website you will find 5 drop down menu’s regarding more information about HRC, Your Community, The Issues, How to Get Involved and Laws & Elections. Another great place to visit is the HRC blog. You will find constant updates and up to the minute information on HRC’s activities. In addition you may find HRC’s membership center to be a helpful resource if you have any questions about your membership: www.hrc.org/membership. Please feel free to use the membership center to share your story, renew your membership, or update your contact information. You can also use this page to request bumper stickers, locate information about purchasing HRC address labels and checks, and answers to other general membership concerns. HRC membership cards are distributed in January to all current HRC members, enabling us to reduce the costs of printing & shipping. Please expect to receive your HRC membership card at the next time we distribute to all other HRC members. Once again, thank you for supporting the Human Rights Campaign. And, at anytime, let us know what we can do to make your membership as fulfilling as possible.