Washington, DC – Today, Equality PAC announced that their endorsed slate of 15 candidates collectively raised over $6 million in the third quarter of 2023.
“Since the start of the year, every single one of our endorsed candidates, both challengers and incumbents, have worked around the clock to secure the funds they need to win their respective primaries and general elections,” said Equality PAC Co-Chairs Ranking Member Mark Takano (D-CA) and Congressman Ritchie Torres (D-NY). “This fundraising haul is an impressive display of our candidates’ strength, message, and determination to ensure that we can continue to protect and expand LGBTQ rights. We want to thank every donor that helped us achieve this goal and we encourage you to continue supporting our endorsed candidates across the country so we can have the best shot at building a new pro-equality majority in Congress.”
Equality PAC’s mission is simple: to elect more LGBTQ+ persons to Congress — individuals who will have a seat at the table, impact the debate, and humanize the LGBTQ community’s concerns. All the funds we raise are used to elect and re-elect LGBTQ persons to Congress and secondarily support strong LGBTQ community allies who will proudly and unapologetically stand with us in the fight to pass the Equality Act and equal protection under our nation’s laws.
In the short time that Equality PAC has existed, Equality PAC has played an unmatched role in making history for the LGBTQ community, electing LGBTQ leaders at the federal level such as current House Members Sharice Davis (Kansas); Ritchie Torres (New York); Becca Balint (Vermont); Robert Garcia (California); Eric Sorensen (Illinois); Angie Craig (Minnesota); and Chris Pappas (New Hampshire), as well as former House Member Mondaire Jones (New York). Equality PAC has been instrumental in winning key races that have determined control of Congress because we know that without pro-Equality majorities, the progress our community has made and the civil rights and equal protections we have fought so hard for, and are still fighting for every day, remain in jeopardy.