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For Immediate Release: Equality Texas Endorses Pro-Equality Democratic Candidates for the 2020 General Election
Posted on October 5, 2020 at 1:10 pm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                               

Angela Hale, Equality Texas, 512.289.2995 angela.hale@equalitytexas.org

Equality Texas Endorses Pro-Equality Democratic United States Senate Candidate MJ Hegar and a Slate of Pro-Equality Congressional Candidates & Incumbents for the 2020 General Election

Austin, Texas – October 5th, 2020 Equality Texas, the largest statewide organization solely dedicated to securing full equality for LGBTQ Texans today endorsed Democratic United States Senate Candidate MJ Hegar and a slate of pro-equality United States Congressional incumbents and candidates for the November 2020 General Election.

“It is critically important that Equality Texans turn out en masse to vote this November to ensure that Texas continues its march toward equal justice under the law. With the death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, it is imperative that we elect a pro-equality majority to the United States Senate and House to ensure passage of the Equality Act at the national level to protect LGBTQ people across this country.  These incumbents and candidates for office have committed to supporting LGBTQ rights, civil rights and social justice.  We strongly support their candidacy,” said Ricardo Martinez,” CEO of Equality Texas.

Today, on the last day to register to vote for the November 3rd election, we proudly endorse candidates who believe in full lived equality for LGBTQ Texans under the law.

  • United States Senate – MJ Hegar- Democrat (Candidate)
  • United States CongressColin Allred TX 32 (D) (Incumbent)
  • United States Congress – Wendy Davis TX 21 (D) (Candidate)
  • United States Congress – Lloyd Doggett TX 35(D) (Incumbent)
  • United States Congress – Veronica Escobar TX 16 (D) (Incumbent)
  • United States Congress – Lizzie Fletcher TX 7 (D) (Incumbent)
  • United States Congress – Eddie Bernice Johnson TX 30(D) (Incumbent)
  • United States Congress Gina Ortiz Jones TX 23(D) (Candidate)
  • United States Congress – Julie Oliver TX 25-(D) (Candidate)
  • United States Congress – Candace Valenzuela TX 24(D) (Candidate)
  • United States Congress – Marc Veasey TX 33 (D) (Incumbent)

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Equality Texas is the largest statewide organization working to secure full equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer Texans through political action, education, community organizing, and collaboration. The Equality Texas Foundation works to secure full equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer Texans through education, community organizing, and collaboration.