May 4, 2010

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Equality California Announces Candidate Endorsements in Statewide, Federal Races

Sacramento—After close review, Equality California Political Action Committee has endorsed the following candidates for statewide and federal offices:

  • U.S. Senate: Senator Barbara Boxer
  • Governor: Jerry Brown
  • Lieutenant Governor: Gavin Newsom
  • Secretary of State: Debra Bowen
  • Treasurer: Bill Lockyer
  • Controller: John Chiang
  • Insurance Commissioner: Hector De La Torre
  • Superintendent of Public Instruction: Tom Torlakson

"Equality California PAC only endorses those candidates who support full equality for the entire lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, and we are very pleased to stand by these leaders who will be invaluable allies in our fight to restore marriage equality, to ensure the state budget meets our community's needs and to help us advance our mission to achieve full and true equality for LGBT Californians and our families," said Geoff Kors, Equality California Executive Director. "With so much at stake, we will do everything in our power to ensure that the officials elected to our highest offices are steadfast, vocal champions for LGBT equality."

The Equality California PAC is a sponsored committee of EQCA, a nonprofit, nonpartisan, grassroots-based, statewide advocacy organization whose mission is to achieve equality and civil rights of all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Californians.