To achieve full equality for all LGBTQ people, Equality California is committed to endorsing and supporting openly LGBTQ and pro-equality candidates — up and down the ballot — who will fight for civil rights and social justice.
Equality California endorses viable candidates running for local, state and federal offices who have a proven track record of supporting equal rights and legal protections for LGBTQ Californians and who are committed to advancing these goals in their capacity as elected officials.
Bold indicates an openly LGBTQ candidate.
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Equality California PAC works to elect pro-equality candidates running for local, state legislative and statewide offices, who have a proven track record of supporting civil rights and social justice for LGBTQ people and who are committed to advancing these goals in their capacity as elected officials.
Equality California Federal PAC works to elect pro-equality candidates running for the U.S. House of Representatives, the U.S. Senate or president, who have a proven track record of supporting civil rights and social justice for LGBTQ people and who are committed to advancing these goals in their capacity as elected officials.
Equality California Issues PAC endorses or opposes select initiative and issue campaigns that come before California’s voters. This PAC endorses or opposes initiatives relevant to the LGBTQ community, as well as initiatives that are important to the diverse communities to which LGBTQ people belong or that have a substantial impact upon our state.
Equality California’s PACs are overseen by a group of dedicated community leaders and activists:
* Member of EQCA Board of Directors
Except in rare circumstances, Equality California only endorses exceptional LGBTQ candidates in local races with the goal of supporting the careers of exceptional leaders in our community to build a bench of strong candidates for higher office.
In races for State Assembly and Senate, United States Congress and Senate, and California State Constitutional Offices, Equality California considers endorsement of all candidates that meet our screening and endorsement criteria.
Equality California conducts field research to determine candidates’ records on LGBTQ equality and social justice and will extend invitations to participate in the endorsement process based on past record, viability, and Equality California priority considerations.
Endorsement by Equality California requires completion of a candidate questionnaire and candidate interviews. Candidates who are interested in our endorsement should contact Tony Hoang at firstname.lastname@example.org as early as possible to inform us of your candidacy.
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