Date: June 30, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Equality PAC Endorses First Candidate of 2018 Cycle: Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18)
Washington, DC – Equality PAC, a political action committee formed by leaders of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus, today announced the endorsement of Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18). This is Equality PAC’s first endorsement of the 2018 cycle.
“We are proud to endorse our colleague, Sean Patrick Maloney,” said Equality PAC Co-Chair Mark Takano (D-CA). “Sean is not just a member of the LGBT community, he consistently puts equality at the top of his agenda. From his leadership on ensuring nondiscrimination in foster care and adoption to his fight to make sure federal money doesn’t subsidize discrimination, Sean is a passionate fighter for LGBT equality.”
Rep. Maloney is the first openly gay member of Congress from New York. In 2016, he led several amendments to House appropriations legislation to prevent federal funding from subsidizing discrimination.
“It’s an honor to receive Equality PAC’s first endorsement for the 2018 cycle,” said Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18). “As the first openly gay member of Congress ever elected from the state of New York and as a proud husband and father, I will continue to fight discrimination and violence against the LGBTQ community and work to ensure we have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else.”
The purpose of Equality PAC is to work to bring nearer the full legal and societal equality of LGBT persons and creating a legislative environment that is conducive to that goal. The Board of Directors includes Co-Chairs Representatives. Jared Polis (D-CO) and Mark Takano (D-CA), who are also Co-Chairs of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus; and board members Representatives David Cicilline (D-RI) and Mark Pocan (D-WI),also Caucus Co-Chairs; Representatives Dan Kildee (D-MI) and Joseph Kennedy, III (D-MA), Vice-Chairs of the Caucus; and Caucus members Representatives Suzan DelBene (D-WA), Elizabeth Esty (D-CT), Ruben Gallego (D-AZ), Derek Kilmer (D-WA), Grace Meng (D-NY), and Gwen Moore (D-WI).