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For Immediate Release: Texas Equity PAC Endorses 29 Texas House Members for Re-Election Who Received an A on the Equality Texas Legislative Scorecard in Our Third Round of Endorsements for the 2020 General Election
Posted on February 4, 2020 at 4:02 pm

Angela Hale, Equality Texas  angela@equalitytexas.org

Texas Equity PAC Endorses 29 Texas House Members for Re-Election Who Received an A on the Equality Texas Legislative Scorecard in Our Third Round of Endorsements for the 2020 General Election

Austin, TX (February 4, 2019) – Today, the Texas Equity PAC, the political action committee of Equality Texas, the largest statewide organization solely dedicated to securing full equality for LGBTQ Texans, endorsed 29 Texas House Members who received an A on the Equality Texas Legislative Scorecard for the 2019 Legislative Session.

Our third round of endorsements of the 2020 general election includes 29 Texas House Members. The Texas Equity PAC proudly endorses Representatives Alma Allen, Raphael Anchia, Michelle Beckley, Diego Bernal, John Bucy, Gina Calanni, Sheryl Cole, Garnet Coleman, Nicole Collier, Gina Hinojosa, Donna Howard, Joe Moody, Ana Maria Ramos, Richard Raymond, Ron Reynolds, Eddie Rodriguez, James Talarico, Senfronia Thompson, Chris Turner and Gene Wu who received an A+ on the Equality Texas Scorecard.

We also endorse Representatives Cesar Blanco, Vikki Goodwin, Barbara Gervin Hawkins, Ana Hernandez, Mando Martinez, Terry Meza, Christina Morales, Jon Rosenthal, and Armando Walle who all received an A on the Equality Texas Scorecard.

“The 29 Texas House Members we are endorsing today are vocal, pro-active and strong advocates for equality in the Texas House of Representatives.  These leaders helped move pro-LGBTQ legislation further than ever before, including holding a first-ever hearing on ending the dangerous practice of “conversion therapy.” They also fought on the house floor to defeat anti-LGBTQ legislation and authored pro-equality bills and amendments, and many of these members also joined the first ever LGBTQ House Caucus to change hearts and minds this legislative session,” said Ricardo Martinez, CEO of the Texas Equity PAC.

In December, the Texas Equity PAC endorsed our first round of legislators with the endorsement of Rep. Sarah Davis of Houston and and the founding members of the LGBTQ Caucus: State Rep. Mary González of El Paso, Rep. Celia Israel of Austin, Rep. Julie Johnson of Carrollton, Rep. Jessica González of Dallas and Rep. Erin Zwiener of Driftwood.

About our Endorsement Process:

Endorsements are only done for Texas races. Senate and House endorsements are based on the following factors: Authorship or co-authorship of legislation that supports full lived equality for LGBTQ people, 2) floor votes on good and bad bills and amendments in their deliberations, 3) LGBTQ Caucus membership, and 4) exceptional leadership in committee work to protect LGBTQ rights and/or in breaking with their party to support nondiscrimination or speak publicly on behalf of the LGBTQ community.

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The Texas Equity PAC helps elect pro-equality state & local candidates. It is the political action committee of Equality Texas, 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.