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Equality California Endorses 13 Pro-Equality Candidates to Kick Off 2024
January 10, 2024 at 11:27 am

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January 10, 2024

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

SACRAMENTO, Calif.— Equality California, the nation’s largest statewide LGBTQ+ civil rights organization, announced the endorsements of 13 pro-equality candidates running for election at the federal, state, and local level in 2024 — the organization’s latest round of endorsements in its largest get-out-the-vote effort in history.

“We are thrilled to endorse these pro-equality candidates at all levels of government,” said Executive Director Tony Hoang. “The challenges we continue to face in creating a world that is just and fully equal for all LGBTQ+ people demand that we elect pro-equality lawmakers and leaders that will work to defend our community’s hard-fought gains, as well as continue to pave new ground in the ongoing fight for full, lived equality.”

The full list of new endorsements can be found below:

U.S. House of Representatives:

  • Congressional District 29: Luz Rivas

California State Assembly:

  • Assembly District 2: Rusty Hicks
  • Assembly District 7: Porsche Middleton
  • Assembly District 13: Rhodesia Ransom
  • Assembly District 26: Patrick Ahrens
  • Assembly District 43: Celeste Rodriguez
  • Assembly District 63: Chris Shoults

Local Offices:

  • Alameda County Board of Education, Trustee Area 2: Angela Normand
  • Alameda County Supervisor, District 5: John Bauters
  • Glendale School Board District, Trustee Area A: Telly Tse
  • Los Angeles City Council, District 4: Ethan Weaver
  • San Diego Mayor: Todd Gloria
  • West Hollywood City Council: John Erickson

Bold names indicate out LGBTQ+ candidates.

For a complete list of Equality California’s 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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