Secures a Presidential Memo
In 1980, the Human Rights Campaign Fund was founded and began working on behalf of gay people.
Over the course of 29-years, I estimate, the Human Rights Campaign, and all its affiliates and permutations, has raised a minimum of $250,000,000. A cool quarter of a billion dollars. That's a lot of money to raise and spend over almost three decades.
Back in March, the Blade reported that HRC's current budget is $41 million, and the group's annual revenue has hovered in that neighborhood for 3-4 years, so I believe a $25oM budget over more than a quarter-century is within reasonable fiscal expectations.
And what federal successes do LGBT Americans have to show for all that dough?
A memo signed yesterday by President Obama.
Great photo-op for Spineless Solmonese. Oh, and all that HRC money has gifted us a nice building in Washington, and a great fundraising rubber chicken dinner circuit and bric-a-brac merchandising operation that primarily benefits the Democratic Party.
At this pace, HRC is gonna need a lot more gay suckers to raise another quarter of a billion dollars to pass a federal bill that directly improves the lives of LGBT Americans.