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Angela Hale, Equality Texas, 512.289.2995 firstname.lastname@example.org
ELECTION RECAP: EQUALITY IS A WINNING MESSAGE
Author of the Bathroom Bill in Texas House Goes Down in Defeat
Austin, TX (November 7, 2018) – Equality Texas, the largest statewide organization solely dedicated to securing full equality for LGBT Texans, today is celebrating election results from the 2018 mid-term elections. Pro-equality candidates won up and down the ballot in Texas and many of the most extreme anti-LGBT candidates lost their seats in the Texas House and Senate. The political landscape is shifting in Texas and these results show we are closer than ever before to our goal of ensuring that every LGBTQ Texan has full legal and lived equality.
“Make no mistake, the political map changed in Texas last night. Candidates up and down the ballot who ran on pro-equality messages had unprecedented success, and openly LGBTQ candidates across the state made history. The author of the bathroom bill in Texas, Rep. Ron Simmons went down in defeat, as did several of the most extreme anti-LGBTQ members of the Texas Senate,” said Chuck Smith, CEO of Equality Texas.
Equality Texas invested in get-out-the-vote work in key races and proved that equality is a winning message:
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.