WASHINGTON (AP) — Jill Biden mobilized LGBTQ voters for President Joe Biden’s re-election campaign on Friday, calling likely rival Donald Trump a “bully” who is “dangerous” to their community and urging her members to “fight like the devil” to prevent the Republican from defeating her husband in November.

She said outside forces are working to undo the community’s “hard-won gains” by taking away rights and freedoms and that states are passing laws “targeting this community.” She encouraged members to work every day until the Nov. 5 election to drum up support for the Democratic ticket of Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.

Voters in this demographic overwhelmingly supported Biden in 2020. The president, struggling with low public approval ratings and declining support from other key groups that backed him in 2020, needs the LGBTQ community’s support.

“Donald Trump is a bully. He is dangerous to the LGBTQ community, to our families, to our country, and we cannot let him win,” the first lady said at the event, which was hosted by the Human Rights Campaign, a leading lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil rights organization.

“We must fight like hell. Today, tomorrow, and every day after. Until the polls close on November 5. Until Joe and Kamala win another term. Until all people, everywhere can live freely surrounded by love,” she said.

Trump’s campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The Human Rights Campaign event followed the launch this week of “Out for Biden-Harris,” which the president’s re-election campaign launched to mobilize LGBTQ voters.

Jill Biden said in her speech that the president has stood up for LGBTQ people by signing the Respect for Marriage Act, ending the ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men, allowing transgender people to serve openly in the military and opposing conversion therapy.

She said outside forces are trying to “undo these hard-won gains.”

“They want to take away our victories, and we won’t let them,” Biden said. “Your president won’t let them. I won’t let them.”

Darlene Superville, The Associated Press