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Equality California to Rally at the State Capitol for LGBTQ+ Civil Rights Legislation and Release 2023 Legislative Scorecard
April 4, 2024 at 2:31 pm

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 4, 2024

CONTACT: Jorge Reyes Salinas, Equality California
PHONE: (213) 355-3057/MOBILE: (213) 355-3057/EMAIL: press@eqca.org

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Equality California, the nation’s largest statewide LGBTQ+ civil rights organization, will hold a rally at the State Capitol West Steps in response to rising anti-LGBTQ+ attacks in California and across the country as well as officially release its 2023 State Legislative Scorecard and honor those lawmakers who earned a 100% rating. The rally serves as part of the organization’s annual LGBTQ+ Advocacy Day, returning in-person to the state capitol in Sacramento after last year’s successful event in August, 2023.

WHO:

Equality California Executive Director Tony Hoang (Featured Speaker), Assembly Democratic Caucus Chair Rick Chavez Zbur (Featured Speaker), Legislative LGBTQ Caucus Chair Sen. Susan Talamantes Eggman (Featured Speaker), Legislative LGBTQ Caucus Vice Chair Asm. Chris Ward (Featured Speaker), Asm. Evan Low (Featured Speaker), Sen. John Laird (Featured Speaker), Sen. Nancy Skinner (Featured Speaker), Hon. Lisa Middleton (Palm Springs City Councilmember; Equality California-endorsed candidate; Featured Speaker), Dr. Jerry Abraham (President, LA County Medical Association; Featured Speaker), Ariel Savage (Public Affairs Manager, TruEvolution; Featured Speaker), Rene Bayardo (Featured Speaker), and other speakers.

WHAT: 

Equality California will hold a rally on Monday, April 8, 2024, as part of its annual LGBTQ+ Advocacy Day. The event is in response to a continued uptick in anti-LGBTQ+ attacks in California and across the country. Equality California will also release its 2023 Legislative Scorecard alongside legislators who scored 100%. The event will bring together LGBTQ+ community members, organizations, and allies to meet with lawmakers regarding priority legislation that will positively impact LGBTQ+ Californians.

WHEN: Monday, April 8, 2024
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT
Media are encouraged to arrive at 10:45 AM PDT.

 

WHERE:

State Capitol West Steps
10th Street & Capitol Ave.
Sacramento, CA 95811

 

PARKING: Parking is available nearby at the Capitol Garage – 1303 10th St, Sacramento, CA 95814.

 

MEDIA RSVP: This event is open to credentialed members of the media. To obtain media credentials, please RSVP to Jorge Reyes Salinas at press@eqca.org.

 

EVENT SPONSORS:

Advocacy Sponsors: Lambda Legal, Los Angeles LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce, Sacramento Rainbow Chamber of Commerce, Golden Gate Business Association.

Partner Sponsors: California Federation of Teachers, Human Rights Campaign, APLA Health, Los Angeles LGBT Center, Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California, TruEvolution, Equality Federation

Supporting Sponsors: San Francisco AIDS Foundation, Our Family Coalition, Desert Stonewall Democrats, GSA Network

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Equality California is the nation’s largest statewide LGBTQ civil rights organization. We bring the voices of LGBTQ people and allies to institutions of power in California and across the United States, striving to create a world that is healthy, just, and fully equal for all LGBTQ people. We advance civil rights and social justice by inspiring, advocating and mobilizing through an inclusive movement that works tirelessly on behalf of those we serve. www.eqca.org


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