EQCA
Equality California
Equality California Announces First Endorsements in Federal Races for November Election
Equality California Announces First Endorsements in Federal Races for November Election  

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 21, 2014
CONTACT: Jim Faulkner, Equality California
PHONE: 323-936-1831 EMAIL: jim@outthinkpartners.com

Equality California Announces First Endorsements in Federal Races for November Election

(Los Angeles) Equality California — the largest statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender advocacy organization in California — today announced its first round of endorsements at the federal level for the November 2014 election. Having focused on state races in recent years, EQCA has expanded its scope to include federal endorsements and more will follow in the coming weeks.

The list of endorsed candidates includes 36 incumbent members of Congress who have perfect 100 percent pro-equality scores. It is EQCA’s policy to endorse incumbent candidates with a record of 100 percent on LGBT-related legislation.

“We are proud to endorse these lawmakers, who have all been strong supporters of full equality for LGBT Californians during their time in Congress,” said Rick Zbur, Executive Director-Elect of Equality California. “As the tide continues to shift in our favor across the nation, we can rely on these candidates to expand California’s successes in passing pro-equality legislation to the federal level.”

The endorsed candidates are:

  • Jared Huffman (CD2)
  • John Garamendi (CD3)
  • Mike Thompson (CD5)
  • Doris Matsui (CD6)
  • Ami Bera (CD7)
  • Jerry McNerney (CD9)
  • Nancy Pelosi (CD12)
  • Barbara Lee (CD13)
  • Jackie Speier (CD14)
  • Eric Swalwell (CD15)
  • Jim Costa (CD16)
  • Mike Honda (CD17)
  • Anna Eshoo (CD18)
  • Zoe Lofgren (CD19)
  • Sam Farr (CD20)
  • Lois Capps (CD24)
  • Julia Brownley (CD26)
  • Judy Chu (CD27)
  • Adam Schiff (CD28)
  • Tony Cardenas (CD29)
  • Brad Sherman (CD30)
  • Grace Napolitano (CD32)
  • Xavier Becerra (CD34)
  • Raul Ruiz (CD36)
  • Karen Bass (CD37)
  • Linda Sanchez (CD38)
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard (CD40)
  • Mark Takano (CD41)
  • Maxine Waters (CD43)
  • Janice Hahn (CD44)
  • Loretta Sanchez (CD46)
  • Alan Lowenthal (CD47)
  • Juan Vargas (CD51)
  • Scott Peters (CD52)
  • Susan Davis (CD53)

The Equality California Political Action Committee endorses viable candidates running for Congress, statewide offices and the state legislature 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.

Equality California (EQCA) is the largest statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender advocacy organization in California. For more than a decade, Equality California has strategically moved California from a state with extremely limited legal protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people to a state with some of the most comprehensive human rights protections in the nation. Equality California has partnered with legislators to successfully sponsor 96 pieces of pro-equality legislation. EQCA continues to advance equality through legislative advocacy, electoral work, public education and community empowerment. www.eqca.org

 

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