DEMOCRAT CHRIS BUBSER WINS ENDORSEMENT FROM EQUALITY CALIFORNIA
Bubser Vows to Protect and Expand Rights for the LGBTQ Community Nationwide
For Immediate Release
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December 10, Victorville, CA - Today the nation’s largest statewide LGBTQ civil rights organization, Equality California announced its endorsement of Chris Bubser in her campaign to represent California’s 8th congressional district.
“Chris has made access to quality, affordable health care central to her campaign — a critical issue for our LGBTQ community,” said Equality California Executive Director Rick Zbur. “In Congress, we know that she will work hard to pass the Equality Act and oppose anti-LGBTQ discrimination in every sphere of life. Chris is the pro-equality champion that voters in California’s 8th district deserve."
“Like most Americans, I have family and friends who are members of the LGBTQ community, so this endorsement is personal to me. I couldn’t be prouder to have the support of Equality California,” said Bubser. “I will adamantly fight for equality for all and advocate for the passage of the Equality Act (HR-5). Earlier in my career, I worked to advance new treatments for HIV, so I am absolutely committed to ensuring that access to affordable healthcare and medications addresses this community without discrimination.”
Bubser added, “My opponents in this race, Tim Donnelly and Jay Obernolte, have been very public in their opposition for the equal protection and treatment of the LGBTQ community. Donnelly has promoted discrimination against transgender service members with billboards around the district, and Obernolte has supported legislation to promote so-called ‘gay conversion therapy.’ We must not allow hate to win over inclusion and acceptance.”
Equality California is the nation’s largest statewide LGBTQ civil rights organization. It brings the voices of LGBTQ people and allies to institutions of power in California and across the United States, striving to create a world that is healthy, just, and fully equal for all LGBTQ people. Equality California advances civil rights and social justice by inspiring, advocating and mobilizing through an inclusive movement that works tirelessly on behalf of those they serve.
The 8th District stretches along much of California’s eastern border, and includes parts of San Bernardino County, and all of Inyo and Mono counties. The district includes, among others, the communities of Adelanto, Apple Valley, Barstow, Bishop, Hesperia, Highland, Lone Pine, Mammoth Lakes, Needles, Trona, Twentynine Palms, Victorville, Yucaipa, and Yucca Valley, and Joshua Tree and Death Valley National Parks.