MassEquality Statement on the Results of the 2018 Massachusetts General Election

Nov 7, 2018

Contact: Deborah Shields, JD, MPH 
Executive Director
617-878-2300 (o)
info@massequality.org
Twitter: @massequality
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

BOSTON – November 7, 2018 – A majority of the 23 candidates endorsed by the MassEquality PAC successfully won their races in yesterday’s election, increasing the number of pro-LGBTQ legislators in the State House.  MassEquality Executive Director Deborah Shields, JD, MPH issued the following statement on the election results:

“MassEquality is proud of all of our endorsed candidates in Tuesday’s election, and we congratulate the winners on their victories. Each one ran their campaign on the principles of fairness and equality, and the election results demonstrate overwhelming support for these values among Massachusetts voters.

“High points for the LGBTQ community in this election include Tram Nguyen’s win against the anti-LGBTQ Rep. Jim Lyons, Rep. Natalie Higgins winning a tough re-election race in a conservative district, and openly LGBTQ incumbents Attorney General Maura Healey and Sen. Julian Cyr winning by strong margins. We also welcome Jo Comerford as the latest openly LGBTQ state Senator. All of our endorsed incumbent LGBTQ champions, including Sen. Jamie Eldridge and Sen. Jason Lewis, were re-elected.

“We look forward to working with the winning candidates during the upcoming legislative session. These electoral victories, along with the historic vote on Question 3 to uphold transgender nondiscrimination protections, are proof that Massachusetts supports fairness, justice and equality for all.”

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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.