Following news of contributions of $1.5 million and $100,000 from megadonors Ken Griffin and Richard Uihlein to anti-LGBTQ attorney general candidate Erika Harold last week, Equality Illinois, the Human Rights Campaign, and LGBTQ advocates will call on major donors like Griffin and Uihlein to stop funding hate and to stop contributing to anti-LGBTQ candidates like Erika Harold.
It is our fundamental belief that when we fund campaigns that focus on divisive rhetoric, it trickles down to communities that have been historically marginalized. Over the last few years, we have seen murder rates among trans people rise and harmful policies adopted to target LGBTQ people.
Join us at our press event at 3:30pm at the Federal Plaza. After the press event, we will descend around the perimeter of the offices of Ken Griffin. We will stand on the sidewalk with signs and peacefully demonstrate that funding hate in Illinois is unacceptable.