The Company Contrast Navigating the Non-Profits – Human Rights Campaign {Issues: 1st Amendment, Life, Education}

Navigating the Nonprofits

The Company Contrast Navigating the Non-Profits – Human Rights Campaign {Issues: 1st Amendment, Life, Education}

Each week 2ndVote takes a look at popular companies or organizations that either score well or score poorly.  We then try to provide alternatives that better align with the 2ndVote values. This series is called The Company Contrast – Navigating the Non-Profits, and the charitable organizations we will be focusing on this week are the Human Rights Campaign (2.00) and Catholic Charities (3.33)

Founded in Washington, D.C. in 1980, the HRC is an umbrella organization that is composed of the HRC Foundation, which handles public advocacy, and the Human Rights Campaign, which is the lobbying arm that pushes for legislative action. Since its founding, the HRC has grown to be the largest pro-LGBTQ advocacy and lobbying organization in the country. Furthermore, as one of the chief proponents of the Equality Act, the HRC is widely considered by 2ndVote to be the most prominent objector to religious liberty protections and policies. As a component of their pro-LGBTQ advocacy, the HRC maintains liberal stances on the issues of Life, 1st Amendment, and Education, which earns it a score of 2.00 overall. 

As an alternative for your charitable dollars, Catholic Charities is generally a good conservative option that supports traditional values. Founded in 1910 as the National Conference of Catholic Charities, what is now known as Catholic Charities USA is a century-old organization that advocates for issues through Catholic principles. The national organization has been involved in disaster relief efforts over the years and often acts on behalf of the Catholic Church. Through its faith-based approach, Catholic Charities (3.33) maintains pro-life and pro-religious liberty stances, having lobbied for RFRA legislation in the past, which has earned high scores on Life and the 1st Amendment. However, it must be noted that the national organization did support cooperation in the Paris Climate Agreement (2015), an action that is reflected in its scores on Environment.