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New HRC campaign ad touts Obama legacy to promote Clinton candidacy

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President Obama speaking in a new ad by the HRCPhoto: HRC, YouTube

The Human Rights Campaign is out with a new ad highlighting LGBTQ rights progress made under President Barack Obama and encouraging voters to elect Hillary Clinton to help continue that momentum.

Among the key moments shown in the ad are Obama speaking about the importance of gay and lesbian rights during his 2013 inauguration address, affirming his support of same-sex marriage, and repealing DADT.

In the ad, Obama talks about the importance of condemning the persecution of the LGBTQ community “not only because they are the right thing to do, but because ultimately they will make us safer.”

“I want you to know that I expect – and hope – to be judged not by words, not by promises I’ve made, but by the promises that my administration keeps,” he says.

Obama is seen encouraging voters to elect Clinton.

“All of the progress we have made is at stake in this election. If you’re ready to continue this journey that we started, then join me. Register folks to vote. Get them to the polls. Keep marching, keep fighting, keep organizing. This isn’t the end point, this is the beginning,” he says.

“President Obama is the greatest champion for LGBTQ equality to ever occupy the Oval Office. But all the gains we’ve made in the last eight years – all our historic progress – is at risk this election,” HRC President Chad Griffin said in a statement. “We must remember that our victories have never been inevitable. We’ve fought for every battle we’ve won and with Hillary Clinton in the White House, we will continue to win. On the other hand, Donald Trump threatens to roll back every single victory we’ve achieved. We must preserve, honor and advance President Obama’s legacy by doing everything we can to make Hillary Clinton our next commander in chief.”

Watch the ad below.

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