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(Sacramento) In an election marked by the defeat of many pro-equality candidates across the nation, Equality California today celebrated the victories of more than 100 of its 116 endorsed pro-equality candidates in California, based on current results. These victories at the local, state and federal level will help ensure that California remains the national leader in advancing full equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.
(Los Angeles) Equality California today announced two significant new staff hires: Gary Collis, who joins as the organization’s deputy director of programs and development, and Valecia Phillips, who joins the organization as director of finance and administration.
(Sacramento) Gov. Jerry Brown this weekend signed three pieces of legislation sponsored by Equality California, the largest statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization in California: AB 2501, authored by Assemblymember Susan Bonilla, AB 1577, authored by Speaker of the Assembly Toni Atkins and AB 496, authored by Assemblymember Rich Gordon. Each of these bills will reduce discrimination and advance equality for LGBT people in the nation’s largest state.
(Los Angeles) Today, Equality California announced its endorsement of Senator Mark DeSaulnier for Congressional District 11, Councilmember Patrick O’Donnell for Assembly District 70 and three candidates from the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community running for local office: Lori Droste for Berkeley City Council, Mario Guerrero for Sacramento Municipal Utility District Ward 3 and Shelley Kaplan for Cathedral City City Council.