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We have an opportunity to create a state that reflects our values and priorities. We must come together and fight for the state we want. Now is the time to act with your vote. It is your civil right and your civic duty. We cannot sit this out.

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GENERAL ELECTION ENDORSEMENTS

 

Rep. Alma Allen

Rep. Alma Allen, District 131

During the 86th legislative session, Representative Allen joined the first-ever House LGBTQ Caucus, co-authored an important pro-equality bill, and stood up for LGBTQ Texans in key votes on the House floor.

Rep. Rafael Anchia, District 103

Representative Anchia joined the first-ever House LGBTQ Caucus, authored 2 important pro-equality bills, and stood up for LGBTQ Texans in key votes on the House floor during the last legislative session.

Rep. Michelle Beckley, District 65

During the 86th legislative session, Representative Beckley authored and co-authored 5 important pro-equality bills, and stood up for LGBTQ Texans in key votes on the House floor.

Rep. Diego Bernal, District 123

Representative Bernal joined the first-ever House LGBTQ Caucus, authored 3 important pro-equality bills, and stood up for LGBTQ Texans in key votes on the House floor in 2019.

Rep. César Blanco, District 76

Representative Blanco joined the first-ever House LGBTQ Caucus and stood up for LGBTQ Texans in key votes on the House floor during the last legislative session.

Rep. John Bucy III, District 136

During the 86th legislative session, Representative Bucy joined the first-ever House LGBTQ Caucus, authored and co-authored 2 important pro-equality bills, and stood up for LGBTQ Texans in key votes on the House floor.

Rep. Gina Calanni, District 132

Representative Calanni joined the first-ever House LGBTQ Caucus during the 86th legislative session, co-authored an important pro-equality bill, and stood up for LGBTQ Texans in key votes on the House floor.

Rep. Sheryl Cole, District 46

Representative Cole co-authored 3 important pro-equality bills and stood up for LGBTQ Texans in key votes on the House floor during the 86th legislative session.

Rep. Garnet Coleman, District 147

During the 86th legislative session, Representative Coleman joined the first-ever House LGBTQ Caucus, authored 4 pro-equality bills, and stood up for LGBTQ Texans in key votes on the House floor.

Rep. Nicole Collier, District 95

During the 2019 legislative session, Representative Collier held a first-ever committee hearing on a bill to end the “gay panic” defense and stood up for LGBTQ Texans in key votes on the House floor.

Rep. Sarah Davis, District 134

Representative Davis was the only Republican in the 86th legislative session to co-author any pro-equality bills — five in all. She was also the only House Republican who stood up for LGBTQ Texans in key votes on the House floor.

Rep. Barbara Gervin-Hawkins, District 120

During the 86th legislative session, Representative Gervin-Hawkins joined the first-ever House LGBTQ Caucus and stood up for LGBTQ Texans in key votes on the House floor.

Rep. Jessica González, District 104

Representative González helped found the first-ever House LGBTQ caucus during the 86th legislative session, authored and co-authored 4 important pro-equality bills, and stood up for LGBTQ Texans in key votes and powerful remarks on the House floor.

Rep. Mary González, District 75

In 2019 during the 86th legislative session, Representative González helped found the first-ever House LGBTQ caucus, authored 4 important pro-equality bills, and stood up for LGBTQ Texans in key votes and powerful remarks on the House floor.

Rep. Vikki Goodwin, District 47

During the 86th legislative session, Representative Goodwin co-authored an important pro-equality bill and stood up for LGBTQ Texans in key votes on the House floor.

Rep. Ana Hernandez, District 143

Representative Hernandez authored an important pro-equality bill and stood up for LGBTQ Texans in key votes on the House floor during the last legislative session.

Rep. Gina Hinojosa, District 49

Representative Hinojosa joined the first-ever House LGBTQ Caucus during the 86th legislative session, authored and co-authored 3 important pro-equality bills, and stood up for LGBTQ Texans in key votes on the House floor.

Rep. Donna Howard, District 48

During the 86th legislative session, Representative Howard joined the first-ever House LGBTQ caucus, authored and co-authored 3 important pro-equality bills, and stood up for LGBTQ Texans in key votes on the House floor.

Rep. Celia Israel, District 50

Representative Israel helped found the first-ever House LGBTQ caucus, authored 5 important pro-equality bills, and stood up for LGBTQ Texans in key votes and powerful remarks on the House floor during the 86th legislative session.

Rep. Julie Johnson, District 115

During the 86th legislative session, Representative Johnson helped found the first-ever House LGBTQ caucus, authored 5 important pro-equality bills, and stood up for LGBTQ Texans in key votes and powerful remarks on the House floor.

Rep. Armando Martinez, District 39

Representative Martinez joined the first-ever House LGBTQ Caucus and stood up for LGBTQ Texans in key votes on the House floor during the 86th legislative session.

Rep. Terry Meza, District 105

Representative Meza authored an important pro-equality bill during the 86th legislative session and stood up for LGBTQ Texans in key votes on the House floor.

Rep. Joe Moody, District 78

During the 86th legislative session, Representative Moody joined the first-ever House LGBTQ Caucus, authored 2 important pro-equality bills, and stood up for LGBTQ Texans in key votes on the House floor.

Rep. Christina Morales, District 145

Representative Morales co-authored 2 important pro-equality bills and stood up for LGBTQ Texans in key votes on the House floor during the 86th legislative session.

Rep. Ana-Maria Ramos, District 102

Representative Ramos authored and co-authored 4 important pro-equality bills and stood up for LGBTQ Texans in key votes on the House floor during the 2019 legislative session.

Rep. Richard Peña Raymond, District 42

During the 86th legislative session, Representative Raymond stood up for LGBTQ Texans in key votes on the House floor.

Rep. Ron Reynolds, District 27

Representative Reynolds authored and co-authored 6 important pro-equality bills during the 86th legislative session and stood up for LGBTQ Texans in key votes on the House floor.

Rep. Eddie Rodriguez, District 51

During the 86th legislative session, Representative Rodriguez joined the first-ever House LGBTQ Caucus, co-authored an important pro-equality bill, and stood up for LGBTQ Texans in key votes on the House floor.

Rep. Jon Rosenthal, District 135

In 2019 during the 86th legislative session, Representative Rosenthal joined the first-ever House LGBTQ Caucus, authored an important pro-equality bill, and stood up for LGBTQ Texans in key votes on the House floor.


Rep. James Talarico, District 52

Representative Talarico joined the first-ever House LGBTQ Caucus during the 86th legislative session, co-authored an important pro-equality bill, and stood up for LGBTQ Texans in key votes on the House floor.

Rep. Senfronia Thompson, District 141

Representative Thompson held a first-ever committee hearing on a ban on the harmful practice of conversion therapy and stood up for LGBTQ Texans in key votes on the House floor during the 86th legislative session.

Rep. Chris Turner, District 101

During the 86th legislative session, Representative Turner joined the first-ever House LGBTQ Caucus and stood up for LGBTQ Texans in key votes on the House floor.

Rep. Armando Walle, District 140

Representative Walle joined the first-ever House LGBTQ Caucus and stood up for LGBTQ Texans in key votes on the House floor during the 2019 legislative session.

Rep. Gene Wu, District 137

During the 86th legislative session, Representative Wu joined the first-ever House LGBTQ Caucus, co-authored an important pro-equality bill, and stood up for LGBTQ Texans in key votes on the House floor.

Rep. Erin Zwiener, District 45

Representative Zwiener helped found the first-ever House LGBTQ caucus during the 86th legislative session, authored and co-authored 2 important pro-equality bills, and stood up for LGBTQ Texans in key votes and powerful remarks on the House floor.

Senator Carol Alvarado, District 6

During the 86th legislative session, Senator Alvarado stood up for LGBTQ Texans in key votes and remarks on the Senate floor.

Sarah Stapleton Barrera, District 27

Sara Stapleton Barrera is a constitutional lawyer, a working mother of three young children, and a women’s rights and human rights advocate.  She is a progressive candidate who has pledged to support pro-equality positions 100 percent of the time and to work to personally defeat any discriminatory bills that are filed in the Texas Legislature.

Senator Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, District 20

During the 86th legislative session, Senator Hinojosa authored 2 important pro-equality bills and stood up for LGBTQ Texans in key votes and remarks on the Senate floor.

Senator José Menéndez, District 26

Senator Menéndez authored 6 important pro-equality bills during the 86th legislative session and stood up for LGBTQ Texans in key votes and remarks on the Senate floor.

Senator Borris Miles, District 13

During the 2018 legislative session, Senator Miles stood up for LGBTQ Texans in key votes and remarks on the Senate floor.

Senator Judith Zaffirini, District 21

Senator Zaffirini stood up for LGBTQ Texans in key votes on the Senate floor during the 86th legislative session in 2019.


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Last Day to Register to Vote in November General Election: Monday, October 5, 2020

Early Voting: October 20 to October 31, 2020

General Elections: Tuesday, November 3, 2020

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