Equality NY PAC is a political action committee dedicated to supporting candidates for public office in New York State who are committed to the civil rights and needs of the LGBTQI community.
Process & Pedagogy:
Our Endorsement Committee is comprised of a diverse group of LGBTQI leaders. All Endorsement Committee members are selected from our larger Advisory Council, which helps us uphold the overall mission and vision of Equality New York. Our all volunteer committee continues the tradition of supporting pro-LGBTQI candidates across New York so that we can continue to move this great state forward to support and protect all LGBTQI people.
Through our rigorous process we identify what candidates we think will be best suited to help us advance the lives of LGBTQI New Yorkers. Outside of LGBTQI specific issues, we take an intersectional approach in all ratings. This includes us evaluating their positions on other social justice issues such as bail reform, immigrant rights, women’s rights, and sensible gun control laws, and much more.
Our Core Values:
- LGBTQI representation in NYS politics matters;
- An intersectional lens used in policy and system change is a must;
- Values over identity, helps implement strong statewide outcomes for the diverse LGBTQI community;
- A commitment to civic engagement & leadership in local communities, creates knowledgeable and effective candidates.
The Equality New York PAC committee, identifies districts and candidates who can help us pass pro-LGBTQI policy before each state-wide and federal election (EQNY does not endorse in city-wide elections). Qualifying districts and all confirmed candidates are contacted about the endorsement opportunity four months from the primary.
The New York State 2020 Endorsement Cycle is Closed.
For more information please contact: [email protected]
2020 Endorsement Committee:
- Gabriel Blau
- Carmen Neely
- Cathy Marino-Thomas
- Jared Trujillo
- Brian Esser
- Melissa Sklarz
- Teri Wilhelm
- Brian Romero
- Michael Mallon
- Amanda Babine (Executive Director)
EQNY PAC is excited to announce the first round of 2020 New York State candidates.
More than ever, we need people in office that will keep our community safe during a crisis.
Help us achieve that through electing real leaders.
You can make a contribution to our EQNY Action PAC to ensure we have these LGBTQI champions in office when we need them the most!