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Endorsement Process & Guidelines

EQCA endorses viable candidates running for local office, statewide offices, the state legislature and Congress who have a proven track record of supporting equal rights and legal protections for LGBT Californians and who are committed to advancing these goals in their capacity as elected officials.

To request an endorsement, please contact EQCA’s Deputy Director, Tony Hoang, at

Endorsement Process

All candidates for offices in which EQCA makes endorsements will be asked to fill out a questionnaire to submit to EQCA’s PAC Committee for review and consideration. The PAC will conduct candidate interviews and make endorsement recommendations to the EQCA board for its ratification.

Candidate Considerations

  • Candidate must be 100% in support of LGBT equality to be considered for endorsement.
  • Candidate must be viable and able to run a competitive campaign.
  • Candidate’s depth of work in support of full LGBT equality.
  • Is candidate openly lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender?
  • Will this candidate diversify our support base?

NOTE: A candidate who is not 100 percent in support of full LGBT equality is not eligible for endorsement.

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