Equality California Endorses Betsy Butler for 62nd District of California Assembly

Equality California Endorses Betsy Butler for Assembly Equality California Endorses Betsy Butler for Assembly

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 7, 2014
CONTACT: Jesse Melgar
PHONE: 323.848.9801 ext. 207 EMAIL: jesse@eqca.org

Equality California Endorses Betsy Butler for Assembly

(Los Angeles) Equality California today announced its endorsement of former Assemblymember Betsy Butler for the 62nd Assembly District. A longtime advocate for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, Butler is currently the executive director of the California Women's Law Center.

“Equality California is proud to endorse longtime equality champion Betsy Butler in her race for Assembly,” said John O'Connor Executive Director of Equality California. “As an Assemblymember she earned a 100% pro-equality voting record, demonstrating her unwavering commitment and support of the urgent issues impacting our community."

A resident of Marina del Rey for two decades, Butler represented the 53rd Assembly District in the Assembly from 2010 to 2012, which includes much of the newly drawn 62nd Assembly District. During her two-year term in the legislature, Governor Brown signed fourteen of Butler’s bills, which focused on fighting for consumers, protecting the environment and advocating for our working families, seniors and veterans.

“I am proud to have the support of Equality California,” said Butler. “For over twenty years, I have had the privilege of working with leaders of the LGBT community throughout the country and in California on issues of fairness and equality. I remain committed to fighting for equal rights for every Californian."

The district encompasses the southern part of the Westside and the northern South Bay region, reaching from South Los Angeles to the Pacific Ocean. Heavily urban and ethnically diverse, the district is centered around Los Angeles International Airport.

The Equality California Political Action Committee endorses viable candidates running for statewide offices and the state legislature who have a proven track record of supporting equal rights and legal protections for LGBT Californians and who are committed to advancing these goals in their capacity as elected officials. eqcapac.org

Equality California (EQCA) is the largest statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender advocacy organization in California. Over the past decade, Equality California has strategically moved California from a state with extremely limited legal protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people to a state with some of the most comprehensive human rights protections in the nation. Equality California has partnered with legislators to successfully sponsor more than 90 pieces of pro-equality legislation. EQCA continues to advance equality through legislative advocacy, electoral work, public education and community empowerment. www.eqca.org

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