Equality PAC Statement on Democratic Primary for Delaware’s At-Large House Seat

Washington, DC – Today, Equality PAC released the following statement on the state of the Democratic Primary for Delaware’s At-Large House seat, where Equality PAC endorsed candidate State Senator Sarah McBride has cleared the field of all major candidates, making her the likely Democratic nominee for this seat. Due to this seat’s lean as a safe Democratic seat, when elected in November, Sarah will make history as the first out trans Member of Congress.

“From the moment Sarah announced her candidacy for this seat, Equality PAC has played an important role in making sure she has the support and resources to win in both her primary and the general election,” said Equality PAC Co-Chairs Ranking Member Mark Takano (D-CA) and Congressman Ritchie Torres (D-NY). “At a time when the trans community is under constant attack, Equality PAC recognized the need to bring a trans voice to the table to fight on behalf of the entire community. But it needed to be the right recruit, someone who has a record of success in legislating and standing up on behalf of LGBTQ Americans. Sarah was the perfect candidate to fit that mold. Now, with no other major candidates in the race for the Democratic nomination, Sarah is on a direct path to Congress in what will be a historic election. We look forward to working with Sarah to make sure trans Americans have what they need, through effective legislation and advocacy in Washington, to live in a country free of discrimination and hate.”

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.


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