News • November 17, 2020

Equality NC Congratulates Victorious 2020 Candidates

This Election Season -- and entire year -- has been nothing short of a wild ride. In all, Equality North Carolina endorsed 147 candidates from the Governor's office down to local races all across our state. It was a thrill to not only support these incredible pro-equality folks, but to see the ways our supporters and members plugged into the meaningful work like never before. Throughout the election season, over 200 people volunteered their time and energy with ENC to help Get Out The Vote, and we couldn't be more grateful for each and every one of you.

This year, Equality NC approached our endorsements through the lens of racial equity and made an effort to intentionally uplift candidates from marginalized backgrounds whose values align with our own. This work is never easy, and it was made even more challenging by a terrible pandemic that continues to ravage our communities.

As North Carolina finalizes its results, we wanted to share the monumental work that we all accomplished together over the course of this Election. Equality NC is so much more than our staff and Board -- we are a community-focused and sustained organization that exists by and for vulnerable North Carolinians. Whether you tuned into a Town Hall, donated money, volunteered for a candidate or talked to your neighbor about voting, you made a difference this year. THANK YOU for being a part of our family.

  • Winning Candidates: 83 (4 Races still outstanding)
  • Openly LGBTQ Winning Candidates: 7

How did Equality NC support these candidates?

  • Sent 541,358 text messages with the help of 135 volunteers
  • Made nearly 10,000 phone calls with the help of 61 volunteers
  • Held 23 virtual Town Halls with our endorsed candidates and created 17 feature videos to highlight key races, reaching more than 135,500 people on Facebook
  • Cultivated Voter Protection and Candidate visibility events in more than 30 locations with the help of 100 volunteers for these safe in-person events

We hope you will take solace in your hard work and get some well-deserved rest. The fight ahead for our communities will be long, but we hope you can take pride today in how much we, as a community, have accomplished together in 2020.

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