Washington, DC – Today, Equality PAC Co-Chairs Chairman Mark Takano (D-CA) and Congressman David Cicilline (D-RI) released the following statement celebrating Becca Balint’s win in Vermont’sAt-Large Congressional District Democratic Primary. When elected in November, Balint will be the first woman ever elected to federal office from Vermont and the first openly LGBTQ Member of Congress ever elected from Vermont.
“Equality PAC is incredibly proud of Becca and her entire team for winning this critical primary,” said Equality PAC Co-Chairs Chairman Mark Takano and Congressman David Cicilline. “From the start of her campaign, Becca was considered to be the underdog. This come-from-behind win represents the hard work that she and her team put into bringing this election home. Voters in Vermont have nominated a true fighter that will stand up for the rights of all Vermonters. We look forward to supporting Becca through the November election and we are excited to welcome her into the Equality Caucus next year.”
Becca Balint is a teacher, mother, activist, and elected official who believes that, even with the challenges of today, we cannot back away from fighting for each other. Becca was first elected to the Vermont State Senate in 2014, later becoming Senate Majority leader and now, the first woman and first openly LGBTQ person to serve as President Pro Tempore. In the State Senate, Becca has led the charge to invest in affordable housing, raise the minimum wage, secure paid family leave, enshrine reproductive freedom into our state’s constitution, and so much more.
Equality PAC is the political arm of the Congressional LGBTQ Equality Caucus and is dedicated to the full legal and societal equality for LGBTQ Americans. All funds raised into Equality PAC are spent supporting and electing openly LGBTQ individuals and strong LGBTQ allies to the United States Congress who are committed to passing the Equality ACT and to ensuring full civil rights and protections for all LGBTQ Americans.