STOCKTON — Equality California, the nation’s largest statewide LGBTQ civil rights organization, announced an early endorsement of California Assemblymember Susan Eggman’s 2020 bid to succeed Senator Cathleen Galgiani in Senate District 5. Eggman’s endorsement is the most recent of a number that the organization has announced early in an effort to continue expanding the LGBTQ community’s representation in the California Legislature.
“Assemblymember Eggman has been a steadfast champion for women, veterans and LGBTQ people throughout the San Joaquin Valley in the Assembly, and we can’t wait to see her continue fighting for us in the Senate,” said Equality California Executive Director Rick Zbur.
Originally from Turlock, Dr. Susan Talamantes Eggman became the first openly LGBTQ person elected to serve on the Stockton City Council in 2006. In 2012, Eggman was elected to Assembly District 13 and has since championed conservation, education, veterans issues and wrote the law that prohibits employers from asking prospective employees about their prior salary – an important change to help promote greater gender pay equity. As a member of the California Legislative LGBTQ Caucus, Eggman has been vital in the passage of numerous pro-equality pieces of legislation.
“Equality California is an effective champion for LGBTQ rights and their work has had a meaningful impact on countless lives. Together we have partnered on many important battles and I am proud to have their endorsement,” said Eggman.
For a complete list of Equality California’s 2019 and 2020 endorsements, 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