MassEquality Statement on the Results of the 2018 Massachusetts Primary Election
BOSTON – September 6, 2018– MassEquality PAC celebrates Tuesday’s primary wins by its endorsed candidates, including two openly LGBTQ people. The PAC’s winners include first-time contenders Jo Comerford, Mindy Domb, Tami Gouveia, Becca Rausch and Maria Robinson as well as incumbents Sen. Jason Lewis, Rep. Marjorie Decker and Rep. Liz Malia. MassEquality Executive Director Deborah Shields, JD, MPH issued the following statement in response:
“We are very proud of all of our endorsed candidates in Tuesday’s primary election, and we congratulate the winners on their victories. Each one ran a strong campaign on platforms rooted in fairness and equality, and the election results demonstrate overwhelming support for these values among voters. Not only do we have the inspiring success of Ayanna Pressley, the first black woman ever elected to Congress from Massachusetts, we have a wealth of new progressive women making their way to the State House.
“Even as we celebrate
these victories along with our endorsed candidates, we are preparing for
November’s general election, when our endorsees will face challengers, some of
whom strongly oppose LGBTQ rights. We are also working hard alongside our
partners in the Yes on 3 Campaign to defend the current law protecting our
transgender friends and neighbors from discrimination in public spaces. With
the support of our members throughout the state, MassEquality will continue
working hard to turn these primary election wins into solid victories for
fairness, justice and equality in November.”
The MassEquality PAC will announce further endorsements in the coming weeks for the general election on November 6th. For more information about our endorsed candidates, and to volunteer to support LGBTQ champions in their election campaigns, visit www.MassEqualityPAC.org.
The MassEquality PAC stands with, develops, and elects candidates who outspokenly champion justice and equality for all LGBTQ people across Massachusetts. Since 2004, the PAC has consistently researched, interviewed and endorsed pro-equality candidates for both state and local offices. The six-member board works tirelessly to ensure that these candidates have the platforms to advocate for equality for all members of the LGBTQ community.