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The Work We Do: The Human Rights Campaign

July 7, 2017


Nicole Armbruster is Associate Director of Membership Outreach at the Human Rights Campaign in Washington, D.C.

The Human Rights Campaign & the National LGBTQ Task Force

1199SEIU represents workers at the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and the National LGBTQ Task Force. The Task Force was founded in 1973 in New York City as the National Gay Task Force. The Human Rights Campaign was founded in 1980 as the first gay and lesbian political action committee in the United States. Task Force and HRC workers are on the front lines of the fight against anti- LGBTQI hate crime, ensuring funding for healthcare and the treatment HIV/AIDS and advocating for rights and fairness in the workplace. Their jobs are dedicated to advancing the LGBTQI struggle for equality at work, home and in the community.


Right side: Human Rights Campaign Membership Outreach Coordinator Catherine Rattelle and Zack Hasychak, Associate Director of Membership Outreach, update a Pride staff training PowerPoint presentation. HRC sends staff to 40+ events nationwide throughout Pride season.

Left side: Victoria Kirby York, National Campaigns Director, Religious Exemptions and Welcoming Movements at the Task Force in Washington, D.C. Kirby York is responsible for organizing faith leaders and people of faith against “Religious Freedom Restration Acts” that seek to provide a license to discriminate against LGBTQ persons.


Right side: Kayley Whalen is Digital Strategies and Social Media Manager at the National LGBTQ Task Force and on the Leadership Committee of the Trans United Fund. She works on the intersections of racial justice, disability advocacy, LGBTQ issues and immigration and drug policy reform.

Left side: Camden Hargrove is a Field Organizer at the LGBTQ Task Force.


Shanequa Davis is a Field Organizer at the National LGBTQ Task Force.

- 1199 Magazine - May/June 2017