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Equality California Celebrates Congresswoman-Elect Katie Hill’s Historic Victory
November 7, 2018 at 3:24 pm

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November 7, 2018

CONTACT: Samuel Garrett-Pate, Equality California
PHONE: (323) 848-9801/MOBILE: (973) 476-3770/EMAIL: sam@eqca.org
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. — California Democratic Congressional candidate Katie Hill has won her race to succeed Congressman Steve Knight, making Hill — who is bisexual — the first openly LGBTQ woman to be elected to Congress from the State of California. Equality California, the nation’s largest statewide LGBTQ civil rights organization, released the following statement from Executive Director Rick Zbur, following Knight’s concession Wednesday morning:

“Yesterday, voters in California’s 25th Congressional District elected Katie Hill because they know she’ll be a champion for them — working to bring Democrats and Republicans together to fight for access to affordable healthcare, full equality and good-paying jobs. Equality California is proud to have supported Katie throughout her campaign, and we congratulate the Congresswoman-elect on her trailblazing victory.”

Hill joins more than 100 women elected to the U.S. House of Representatives this year and eight other openly LGBTQ people elected to Congress — both representing record numbers.

In partnership with NextGen America and the California Labor Federation, Equality California supported Hill’s campaign, as well as the campaigns of Congressional candidates Gil Cisneros (CA-39), Katie Porter (CA-45) and Harley Rouda (CA-48) by targeting pro-equality voters in four swing districts — knocking on 7,200 doors and contacting more than 123,000 voters through live phone calls and peer-to-peer text messaging.


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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