SANTA CLARITA, Calif. — Equality California, the nation’s largest statewide LGBTQ civil rights organization, has endorsed Assemblymember Christy Smith (D-Santa Clarita) for California’s Congressional District 25. Smith is running in the special election to replace former Congresswoman Katie Hill.
“Christy Smith is an outstanding ally and champion for the LGBTQ community,” said Equality California Executive Director Rick Zbur. “In Sacramento, she’s fought to lower the cost of healthcare and make our schools safe and supportive for all students. We’re confident she’ll do the same in Washington and are proud to support her campaign for Congress.”
A former President of the Newhall School District Board, Smith has a long history of advocating for public schools. Since joining the Assembly, Smith has authored legislation to increase charter school transparency and voted for a measure to support LGBTQ students. Smith enjoyed the endorsement of Equality California in her 2016 bid and 2018 victory for Assembly District 38, where she won by over 5,000 votes and flipped a seat to pro-equality control for the first time in four decades.
“I’m incredibly honored to have the support of Equality California, one of the nation’s premier LGBTQ civil rights and advocacy organizations,” said Christy Smith. “I’m proud to have partnered with them in the Assembly to tear down barriers and work towards true equality for all, including helping create safe and supportive schools for LGBTQ students. In Washington, I will be a dedicated fighter for a more equal, fair, just and inclusive society. I look forward to joining forces with Equality California in the weeks and months ahead.”
For a complete list of Equality California’s 2020 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