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Equality California Endorses 7 Pro-Equality Candidates
June 27, 2022 at 1:36 pm

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June 27, 2022

CONTACT: Jorge Reyes Salinas, Equality California
PHONE: (323) 848-9801/MOBILE: (213) 355-3057/EMAIL: press@eqca.org

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Equality California, the nation’s largest statewide LGBTQ+ civil rights organization, endorsed seven candidates Monday, including three openly LGBTQ+ candidates and four strong allies committed to fighting for full, lived LGBTQ+ equality.

“We are proud to endorse these candidates for California Assembly and local office to advance our goal of building a bench of pro-equality allies and LGBTQ+ elected officials who have a strong record of supporting LGBTQ+ civil rights, social justice, and progressive causes that are important across our community,” said Equality California Executive Director Tony Hoang. “This November, we must fight back to protect California’s values by electing and expanding a pro-equality majority in all levels of government.”

The full list of new endorsements can be found below:

California Assembly:
Assembly District 39: Juan Carrillo
Assembly District 40: Pilar Schiavo
Assembly District 64: Blanca Pacheco
Assembly District 68: Avelino Valencia

BART Board:
District 8: Janice Li

Cathedral City Council:
District 5: Raymond Gregory

College of the Desert Board of Trustees:
Area 4 – Dr. Joel Kinnamon

Bold names indicate openly LGBTQ+ candidates.

For a complete list of Equality California’s 2022 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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