November 10, 2020

U.S. Rep. Al Lawson Earns 100 Percent Rating on Human Rights Campaign Congressional Scorecard

WASHINGTON DC —U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) recently earned a 100-rating supporting on the Human Rights Campaign Congressional Scorecard for the 116th Congress. The score chart was used to measure a candidate support for equality and equality promoting measures. 

This recognition is given to members of Congress for supporting and aiding the LGBTQ community along with some of society’s most marginalized groups. Throughout the duration of his career, Lawson has been dedicated to working towards an equal America.

“Although the nation has made huge strides in its fight against discrimination, and our fight for equality, the war is not over yet,” Rep. Lawson said. “We must recommit to standing against bigotry, discrimination and hatred wherever and whenever it is found. I am honored to have received this recognition. We must continue to fight an oppressive system and bring our nation closer to equality for all.”

The congressional scorecard tracks co-sponsorship of pro-equality legislation, including the Equality Act, John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, Do No Harm Act, Therapeutic Fraud Prevention Act, Safe Schools Improvement Act, Every Child Deserves a Family Act, FAMILY Act and International Human Rights Defense Act. The HRC Congressional Scorecard is a snapshot of the most significant actions in the current Congress related to LGBTQ issues. It reflects most of the votes and co-sponsorships of congress.