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Equality California Announces Latest Round of Endorsements Following March 5 Primary Election
April 19, 2024 at 3:38 pm

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April 19, 2024

CONTACT: Tom Temprano, 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, today announced the endorsements of thirteen pro-equality candidates following an 84% win rate in March’s Primary Election— the organization’s latest round of endorsements in its largest get-out-the-vote effort in history.

“We are thrilled to endorse these pro-equality candidates running for federal and state offices,” said Executive Director Tony Hoang. “The challenges we continue to face in creating a world that is just and fully equal for all LGBTQ+ people demand that we elect representatives from our community as well as strong pro-equality allies that will continue to lead the charge in the ongoing fight for full, lived equality. We are heartened by the success of our endorsed candidates in California’s primary election, and look forward to supporting a strong slate heading into the general election this November.”

The full list of new endorsements can be found below:

United States House of Representatives:

• Congressional District 31: Gil Cisneros
• Congressional District 45: Derek Tran

California State Senate:

• Senate District 5: Jerry McNerney
• Senate District 7: Jesse Arreguin

California State Assembly:

• Assembly District 2: Chris Rogers
• Assembly District 6: Maggy Krell
• Assembly District 15: Anamarie Avila Farias
• Assembly District 36: Joey Acuña
• Assembly District 41: John Harabedian
• Assembly District 44: Nick Schultz
• Assembly District 50: Robert Garcia
• Assembly District 53: Michelle Rodriguez
• Assembly District 76: Darshana Patel

For a complete list of Equality California’s endorsements, please visit eqca.org/elections.


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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