Updated: Apr 26
February 14, 2021
New York, NY - Today, a leading group of LGBTQ+ New Yorkers endorsed Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney for re-election.
In a letter to the Stonewall Democrats of NYC, the first and only citywide LGBT Democratic organization, the group writes, “Carolyn has always been an outstanding champion for LGBTQ+ rights and for women. As a City Council member, she authored the first legislation in New York State history to provide legal recognition to same-sex couples with her domestic partnership bill. When she was elected to Congress, Carolyn quickly moved to include same-sex couples and domestic partnerships in the landmark Family & Medical Leave Act, became one of the first of just a handful of House members to publicly support marriage equality, and championed the Equal Rights Amendment of which she is the House sponsor.”
The letter continues with “Carolyn’s friends and supporters in New York, in the LGBTQ+ community and in the Stonewall Democrats of NYC need to stand with her […] As New York and the nation recover from the COVID-19 crisis, we need Carolyn in Congress to fight for all of us, now more than ever!”
The full list of endorsers can be found below and a PDF of the letter can be found BELOW.