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Equality California Executive Director Rick Chavez Zbur Congratulates California’s Next Attorney General
March 24, 2021 at 1:55 pm

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March 24, 2021

CONTACT: Samuel Garrett-Pate, Equality California
PHONE: (323) 848-9801/MOBILE: (973) 476-3770/EMAIL: press@eqca.org

LOS ANGELES —  Equality California, the nation’s largest statewide LGBTQ+ civil rights organization, released the following statement from Executive Director Rick Chavez Zbur on Wednesday after Governor Gavin Newsom announced that he will nominate Assemblymember Rob Bonta to serve as the 34th attorney general of California:

“Governor Newsom has made a fantastic choice to serve as California’s first Filipino attorney general and to fill the very big shoes that Secretary Becerra leaves behind as he heads back to Washington. I’m excited for my friend Rob Bonta, who has been a dedicated partner to Equality California over the years and will make an exceptional attorney general. Throughout his career, Assemblymember Bonta has demonstrated his commitment to protecting civil rights, safeguarding our California values and advancing justice for all.

“Now more than ever, California needs an attorney general who will stand up against the racist violence and discrimination that we’ve seen directed at Asian Americans across our state and the nation. Assemblymember Bonta’s appointment to serve as the state’s top law enforcement official sends a powerful message that California is committed to protecting our API communities and securing racial justice and equity for all. I look forward to our continued partnership in creating a world that is healthy, just and fully equal for all LGBTQ+ people — and for the diverse communities to which LGBTQ+ Californians belong.”


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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