We wanted to be the first to tell you the HISTORIC news: Ricardo Lara has won his race for State Insurance Commissioner, making him the FIRST openly LGBTQ statewide elected official in California history!
Ricardo’s election is a clear signal: thanks to YOU, the ‘Rainbow Wave’ came to California — and it’s not going away anytime soon. Equality California and our members poured a lot into Ricardo’s race because we know how important it is for LGBTQ leaders to have a seat at the table and we know Ricardo will be a champion for our community and for all Californians.
, Ricardo’s victory — and the victories of hundreds of other openly LGBTQ and pro-equality leaders across California and the nation — were only possible because people like YOU knocked on doors, made phone calls and turned out to vote! For that, we are forever grateful — and I know Ricardo is, too.
PS: I can’t overstate what Ricardo’s victory means to young LGBTQ Californians and to immigrant communities across our state. The son of a factory worker and seamstress who immigrated from Mexico can grow up to represent 40 million people in the world’s fifth largest economy. Join me in congratulating him >>
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