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Equality California Endorses Diane Papan for Assembly District 21
August 25, 2022 at 3:16 pm

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August 25, 2022

CONTACT: Jorge Reyes Salinas, Equality California
PHONE: (323) 848-9801/MOBILE: (818) 307-7387‬/EMAIL: press@eqca.org

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Equality California, the nation’s largest statewide LGBTQ+ civil rights organization, endorsed San Mateo Deputy Mayor Diane Papan for Assembly District 21 on Thursday. Throughout her career, Papan has served as a leader who invests in game-changing strategies to address climate change, neighborhood safety and wildfire prevention, quality healthcare services, affordable home ownership and access to public schools and college programs.

“We are confident that Diane will be a champion and advocate for all LGBTQ+ people as she represents the communities of Assembly District 21 in Sacramento,” said Equality California Executive Director Tony Hoang. “We look forward to working together to protect California’s values and advance civil rights and social justice for all.”

“I am very grateful to have earned the support of Equality California,” said Papan. “At a time when the rights of so many are under attack, we need all voices to speak up loudly in their defense. I proudly stand shoulder to shoulder with EQCA in this fight to protect the hard-won victories for members of the LGBTQIA+ community and look forward to working with them to protect and expand the rights of future generations.”

Papan is also endorsed by California Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis, California Board of Equalization Member Malia Cohen along with Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California and  state elected and community leaders throughout the state.

For a complete list of Equality California’s 2022 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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