Endorsed by Empire State Pride Agenda
I am grateful that my work on behalf of Rochester and New York State’s LGBT community has been recognized with an endorsement today from the Empire State Pride Agenda. Read their comments below:
It’s shaping up to be an unprecedented election season in New York State with the highest number of qualified LGBT candidates ever to be endorsed by the PrideAgenda – including the first transgender candidate to run for New York City Council. I’m excited to share with you a round of endorsements for this 2013 campaign season.
Following our endorsement earlier this year of City Council Speaker Christine Quinn for New York Mayor, we’re continuing to diligently vet and identify outstanding candidates with strong records on LGBT equality.
The round of endorsements includes:
- Monroe County Legislator District 17 Joseph Morelle, Jr. (D)
- Rochester Mayor Thomas Richards (D)
- Rochester Councilmember-at-large Matt Haag (D)
- Rochester Councilmember-at-large Dana Miller (D)
- Brighton Town Supervisor William Moehle (D)
Candidates recommended for endorsement are carefully selected by our Political Action Committee (PAC) based on responses to the Pride Agenda candidate questionnaire; an examination of a candidate’s voting record (for those who have previously held elective office) and the voting record of their opponent; and a review of his or her public acts, statements, and consultations with other organizations throughout New York State, including local LGBT organizations.
It’s the very work that the Pride Agenda is focused on – supporting candidates who believe in LGBT equality – that has paved the way for this moment that we’re seeing in the upcoming elections. We’re proud to continue our work shaping the current political landscape and electing officials who support diversity and equality.