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July 19, 2018 | Press Release


Rochester, NY – Today, Joe Morelle announced that Equality New York PAC has endorsed his candidacy for New York’s 25th Congressional District. Equality New York PAC is a political action committee dedicated to supporting candidates for public office in New York State who are committed to the civil rights and needs of the LGBTQ community.


"Far too many people across this nation are still living their lives in fear of prejudice and discrimination and that is why we need more leaders in Congress like Joe Morelle who will be a fierce champion for equality and a strong ally to the LGBTQI community,” said Chris Sardella of Equality New York PAC. "Joe has spent his career fighting for equality, opportunity, and dignity for all people, regardless of their race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, or socioeconomic status. We know that a vote for Joe is a vote to keep advancing lived and legal equality for all.”


“I am proud to stand as an ally to the LGBTQ+ community and I’m honored to have the support of Equality New York,” said Morelle. “New York has always been a leader in the fight for equality — but there is still so much work to be done, especially with leaders in Washington who are advancing a disturbing anti-equality agenda. In Congress, I will never stop fighting back against the politics of hate and I will work every day to continue tearing down barriers that stand in the way of equal rights and the promise of equality for all people.”


Morelle, who currently serves as a state Assemblymember representing the towns of Brighton, Irondequoit and parts of the city of Rochester, has spent a lifetime in public service working to advance the best interests of his community. In the Assembly, Morelle co-sponsored the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA) as well as legislation making New York State one of the first in the nation to legalize marriage equality. Morelle helped to pass the Dignity for All Students Act, voted to strengthen the Equal Rights Amendment, sponsored legislation to strengthen the definition of hate crimes in New York State, and supported legislation requiring all single-occupancy bathrooms in state-owned or operated buildings to be designated as gender-neutral.


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