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Equality California Endorses Pro-Equality and Openly LGBTQ+ Candidates for 2020
February 6, 2020 at 7:56 am

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February 6, 2020

CONTACT: Josh Stickney, Equality California
PHONE: (323) 848-9801/MOBILE: (405) 315-4151/EMAIL: press@eqca.org

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Equality California, the nation’s largest statewide LGBTQ civil rights organization, announced the endorsement of Congressional candidate Phil Arballo and six pro-equality candidates for the California Legislature.

Equality California endorsed the following candidates:

  • Congressional District 22: Phil Arballo
  • Senate District 28: Joy Silver & Elizabeth Romero
  • Assembly District 36: Johnathon Ervin
  • Assembly District 57: Lisa Calderon & Sylvia Rubio
  • Assembly District 72: Diedre Thu-Ha Nguyen

Names shown in bold indicate an openly LGBTQ candidate.

Equality California released the following statement from Executive Director Rick Zbur:

“Devin Nunes has spent 17 years serving political leaders in Washington instead of his constituents. The San Joaquin Valley deserves a representative in Washington, DC who will fight for our California values, not pick partisan fights. That’s why we are thrilled to endorse our strong pro-equality ally Phil Arballo, a champion for working families, great public schools and full, lived LGBTQ+ equality.

“Voters in Senate District 28 have two great choices in Elizabeth Romero and Joy Silver. We’re confident that both of them would be exceptional advocates for the LGBTQ+ community and our allies in the California Senate.

“We’re also thrilled to endorse Johnathon Ervin, Lisa Calderon, Sylvia Rubio and Diedre Thu-Ha Nguyen for the California Assembly. They are exactly the type of pro-equality champions that voters deserve fighting for them in Sacramento.”

For a full list of Equality California’s 2020 endorsements to date, 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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