These candidates for Congress pledge to support EQUALITY
US House of Representatives, District 1
“I believe in equal protection under the law for everyone, no matter who you are, or who you love. We have made so much progress towards equality under the law and in our society as a whole, but there is still much that we can do to improve the climate for our LGBTQ community. Let’s pass the Equality Act and prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity with regard to employment, housing, credit, education, public spaces and services, federally funded programs, and jury service–so that everyone can participate equally in all aspects of American life.”
US House of Representatives, District 2
“Our Declaration of Independence states that “all men are created equal, and they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, including life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” “Equal Justice Under Law” is engraved on the front of the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C. And our Constitution guarantees to ALL citizens “equal protection of the laws.”
“Despite these pledges and guarantees, we continue to fall short in our efforts to treat our citizens fairly and equitably. Women, minorities, religious communities, the disabled, and LGBTQ folks receive neither equal protection nor equal opportunity under our current laws.”
US House of Representatives, District 3
“I strongly support the Equality Act, which would amend the Civil Rights Act, the Fair Housing Act, and the Equal Credit Opportunity Act to include protections against discrimination on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity. It is far past time we extend these protections to all Americans.”
“Despite recent advances in marriage equality, hiring discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity is still legal. ENDA has been repeatedly introduced in Congress since 1994, and I support its passage. It is time for all Americans, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, to have equal protection under the law.”
US House of Representatives, District 4
Brandon Pendarvis Brown is a proven leader in government relations who has experience in higher education management and human resources consulting. He is also skilled in Communications & Marketing Strategies. Brown has been a part of national conversations that help shape public policy for organizations. His experience with national, state and local organizations give him a unique understanding of the challenges we face as a nation. Issues of diversity, education, a changing global economy, foreign policy and building a new technologically advanced military continue to present challenges. These are issues that the United States must address to ensure our national and international sovereignty. Brandon’s education and life experiences prepared him to be a leader in creating a dialogue between stakeholders and individuals who influence decisions that effect our children’s future.
Brandon Brown will stand up and fight to protect civil rights. All people are equal. Brandon has supported all communities over the years. This endorsement would further demonstrate that Brandon will put people first over politics
Rep. Jim Clyburn
US House of Representatives, District 6
As the 3rd ranking Democratic in the US House, Representative Clyburn has long stood for equal rights and knows the importance of standing on the right side of history.
Congressman Clyburn voted for the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell and voted for the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Act.