Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Pride Agenda announces second round of endorsements in 2010 Elections

A couple weeks ago, we let you know how excited we were to move into election season so we could work to re-elect legislators who have stood by our side and elect new ones who we can be certain will bring about real change in Albany.

Now, our work continues to make change happen.

Today, the Pride Agenda announced another round of endorsements for the 2010 Primary and General Elections, including a number of candidates who are challenging Senators who have voted against the interests of New York’s LGBT community. That brings our total number of endorsed candidates so far to 54 - all of them strong advocates in the New York State Legislature for issues at the top of the Pride Agenda’s public policy agenda, or candidates who have pledged their support on such issues including marriage equality for same-sex couples, ending legal discrimination against transgender New Yorkers and increasing funding for LGBT health and human services providers.

This election is a crucial step toward accomplishing our community’s governmental priorities. We have only endorsed candidates who already are or will be unabashed legislative allies and have demonstrated and/or expressed their support for LGBT equality and justice with complete clarity. Click here to see our latest round of endorsements.

But we know we can’t win unless we keep supporters of LGBT equality and justice updated and involved. Throughout this election season, we’ll be in contact about some of the most important races we’re focusing on this year and presenting our plans about how we can succeed in increasing the ranks of pro-LGBT state legislators. We’ll also be in touch shortly with further endorsements, including statewide races.

We hope you’re as ready as we are to get to work, and that these endorsements inspire you to visit our online Election Center and make a donation to our PAC so we can make sure these crucial races have the resources they need, or sign up to volunteer on one of these campaigns. We look forward to keeping you updated and involved!

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