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Equality California Endorses 8 Pro-Equality Champions
March 17, 2022 at 11:10 am

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March 17, 2022

CONTACT: Jorge Reyes Salinas, Equality California
PHONE: (323) 848-9801/MOBILE: (818) 307-7387/EMAIL: press@eqca.org

SACRAMENTO — Equality California, the nation’s largest statewide LGBTQ+ civil rights organization, announced endorsements of eight pro-equality candidates Thursday, including two Congressional candidates challenging anti-LGBTQ+ incumbents, an openly gay Assembly candidate, two strong Allies running for Assembly and three candidates running to quadruple the number of openly LGBTQ+ county supervisors in the Bay Area.

“As we see extremist rhetoric infiltrate and disrupt safety and democracy across the nation, we must protect California’s values by electing and expanding pro-equality majority in all levels of government,” said Equality California Executive Director Tony Hoang. “These candidates understand the power of LGBTQ+ and pro-equality voters, and we have a historic opportunity this year to achieve proportionate representation and increase pro-equality support. We are confident they will be an important voice in our work to achieve full, lived equality for all”

The full list of endorsements can be found below:

U.S. House of Representatives:

  • Congressional District 23: Derek Marshall
  • Congressional District 40: Dr. Asif Mahmood

California Assembly:

  • Assembly District 11: Lori Wilson
  • Assembly District 21: James Coleman
  • Assembly District 37: Gregg Hart

Alameda County Board of Supervisors:

  • District 3: Rebecca Kaplan

Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors:

  • District 4: Jimmy Dutra

San Francisco County Board of Supervisors:

  • District 8: Rafael Mandelman

Bold names indicate an openly LGBTQ+ candidate.

For a complete list of Equality California’s 2022 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

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