A new RNC "Hope Isn't Hiring" website unfairly demonizes the hopes and ambitions of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Americans, as well as straight allies who support them.
Reasonable people who visit the site would conclude that the RNC believes in discrimination against LGBT people. It sensationalizes issues like hospital visitation rights for loving families and ending housing discrimination, even though most Americans agree that these are the right things to do.
As chairman of the Republican National Committee, Reince Priebus has the chance to do great things, but unfortunately, that same power can also be used to harm people. The “Hope Isn’t Hiring” site makes LGBT families out to be the enemy when all they want is an America that treats everyone respectfully and equally.
The great irony is that many of the civil rights victories criticized on the site were made possible by Republicans, and others are supported in large numbers by members of the GOP. The historic passage of the law that would repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” – supported by 77 percent of Americans – was made possible by the votes of eight Republican U.S. Senators and 15 Republican members of the House.
Sign on to a letter urging Reince Priebus and the Republican Party leadership to end more mean-spirited campaigns against particular groups of Americans and focus instead on pressing national priorities.