Paramus, NJ – Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) announced today that he has received the endorsement of the Human Rights Campaign for his strong pro-equality leadership in Congress. Representing more than 3 million members and supporters, HRC is the largest LGBTQ civil rights organization in the country.

“In 2018, HRC stood with many of these pro-equality leaders to build a pro-equality majority in the U.S. House and pass the Equality Act. Within months of taking office, they did just that,” said HRC President Alphonso David. “Now HRC and these champions for equality must work together to ensure we maintain a pro-equality majority in the U.S. House and establish one in the U.S. Senate. Mitch McConnell’s refusal to allow consideration of the Equality Act leaves LGBTQ people across America at risk of being fired from jobs, refused essential services like health care, and more vulnerable to violence. HRC will work to mobilize 57 million Equality Voters nationwide to turn out this November and ensure these endorsed candidates win because lives are on the line.”

“I’m honored to receive the endorsement of the Human Rights Campaign,” said Gottheimer. “I’m proud to stand side by side with HRC to combat bullying, discrimination, and inequality.  As I have throughout my time in Congress, we must continue to fight together for equality, acceptance, and respect for the entire LGBTQ community — here in New Jersey and across our country.”