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Equality PAC

May 17, 2020

ICYMI: Equality PAC Endorses Joe Biden

Today, the Equality PAC, the political arm of the Congressional LGBTQ Equality Caucus, endorsed Joe Biden for President of the United States.
"On behalf of Vice President Biden, our campaign is deeply proud and honored to receive the support of Equality PAC,” said Biden for President LGBTQ+ Vote Director Reggie Greer. “For years, Equality PAC has worked tirelessly to ensure LGBTQ+ people have a critical voice in Congress to fight back against discriminatory policies and advance pro-equality measures. Their leadership led to the most pro-equality Congress in history as well as the historic passage of the Equality Act in the House of Representatives, which occurred exactly one-year ago today.
“As we work towards our shared mission of improving the lives of all LGBTQ+ people,  we stand committed and ready to work with Equality PAC to ensure we usher in a wave of pro-equality champions to government this November and elect Joe Biden our next president."
Citing Vice President Biden’s historic candidacy as “critical to electing a pro-equality majority” and passing the Equality Act, Equality PAC released the following statements on the announcement:

Equality PAC Endorses Joe Biden for President of the United States

Calls Candidacy Critical to Electing a Pro-Equality Majority to pass the Equality Act

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, the Equality PAC is proud to announce our endorsement of Joe Biden for president of the United States.  In celebration of the 1-year anniversary of the historic passage of the Equality Act and in commemoration of the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia, Equality PAC co-chairs Rep. David Cicilline and Rep. Mark Takano released the following statements:
“Joe Biden has been a strong leader on LGBTQ issues over his career and as president will continue to be a champion for our community. Too many LGBTQ Americans can still get fired from their jobs or kicked out of their homes just because of who they are. This is wrong and it’s why electing Joe Biden is critical in our fight for full equality,” said Co-Chair, Congressman David Cicilline (RI-01). “One year ago the House made history and passed the Equality Act, which protects all LGBTQ Americans from discrimination — but the Senate has failed to act. Joe Biden’s candidacy will help elect Democrats across the country to secure the pro-equality Democratic Majorities needed in the House and Senate to see the Equality Act become a reality. Restoring the soul of our great country includes securing full equality for the LGBTQ community. After all, fairness and equality are the founding principles of America and a Biden presidency will ensure that we live up to that promise.”
“Throughout his career Joe Biden has been a fierce advocate and steady ally for LGBTQ people and those living around around the world, from supporting our right to marry when it wasn’t popular to promoting acceptance of our youth through his work as a private citizen at the Biden Foundation. His commitment and character is desperately needed right now,” said Co-Chair, Congressman Mark Takano (CA-41). “A year ago today, the House passed the most expansive civil rights protections for LGBTQ Americans in history through the Equality Act. But the legislation sits on the desk of Mitch McConnnell who refuses to bring it to the Senate floor for a vote. Joe Biden’s candidacy can help us build the coalition of support to elect a pro-majority Senate and enact the Equality Act in the first 100 days of his presidency as he has committed. As we recognize International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia today, I say it’s time to fight back, it’s time to restore the soul of our nation, and it’s time we make the United States a global leader in human rights, and I say, “Let’s go, Joe!”
So far this cycle, Equality PAC has already announced our endorsements of nine LGBTQ congressional candidates for 2020:
  • San Diego City Council President Georgette Goméz in California
  • New York City / Bronx Council Member Ritchie Torres
  • Former Obama-Biden Administration staffer and attorney Mondaire Jones in New York
  • U.S. Air Force veteran Gina Ortiz Jones in Texas
  • Former Obama-Biden Administration  official John Blair in New Mexico
  • State Representative Jon Hoadley in Michigan
  • Attorney, teacher, and small business owner Pat Hackett in Indiana
  • Former congressional District Director Phil Gardner in Washington
  • Attorney and community activist Sabrina Haake in Indiana
We look forward to electing a record number of LGBTQ Americans to Congress this November who will stand with Joe Biden in the ongoing fight for equality and as we continue to seek a more perfect union.
About Equality PAC
Equality PAC is dedicated to bringing nearer the full legal and societal equality of LGBTQ people and creating a federal legislative environment conducive to that goal. Equality PAC will support openly LGBTQ candidates running for federal office, as well as strong allies and supporters of the LGBTQ community.