Equality California Votes is an independent political organization dedicated to electing pro-equality candidates to the U.S. House of Representatives, the U.S. Senate or the White House. We endorse candidates 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.
Formed in 2019, Equality California Votes is currently focused on protecting the pro-equality majority in the U.S. House of Representatives — including electing Will Rollins, an openly gay former federal prosecutor running to defeat corrupt Congressman Ken Calvert, and helping Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia make history as the first LGBTQ+ immigrant elected to Congress.
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In May 2022, Equality California Votes launched a digital ad campaign in support of then-Mayor Robert Garcia’s (D-Long Beach) campaign for California’s new 42nd Congressional District. By helping to consolidate support behind Garcia, we ensured that he was the only Democrat to make it to the November general election, all but ensuring his victory. In January 2023, Garcia made history as the first openly gay immigrant to serve in Congress.
In September 2022, Equality California Votes launched a digital/connected TV ad campaign against anti-LGBTQ+ Republican Congressman Ken Calvert, highlighting his long history of corruption as he faced a challenge from Red-to-Blue candidate Will Rollins. An out gay former federal prosecutor, Rollins gave Calvert the greatest challenge he’s faced in his 30-year tenure in Congress, falling just short of flipping the district.
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Contributions to Equality California Votes are not tax deductible and will be used to make independent expenditures in connection with federal elections. Federal law requires us to use our best efforts to collect and report the name, mailing address, occupation and name of employer of individuals whose contributions exceed $200 in a calendar year.