MassEquality PAC Announces Endorsements

MassEquality PAC

BOSTON – September 26, 2016 – Today, the MassEquality PAC officially announced its third round of endorsements for the 2016 Massachusetts legislative races.

Candidates newly endorsed in this round include:

House of Representatives

  • Moses Dixon (17th Worcester)
  • Rep. Dan Donahue (16th Worcester)
  • Paul Jacques (4th Bristol)
  • Rosemary Sandlin (3rd Hampden)

Governor’s Council
Eileen Duff (5th Governor’s Council District)

Other endorsed candidates for the November 8th General Election include:

House of Representatives

  • Rep. Michael Day
  • Rep. Dan Donahue
  • Dylan Fernandes
  • Rep. Ken Gordon
  • Rep. Danielle Gregoire
  • Natalie Higgins
  • Jack Lewis
  • Jen Migliore


  • Julian Cyr
  • Sen. Jamie Eldridge
  •  Sen. Eric Lesser
  • Sen. Jason Lewis
  • Sen. Barbara L’Italien
  • Sen. Stan Rosenberg

“We are proud to endorse these candidates for the November elections, and we know they will be strong voices for equality and justice on Beacon Hill,” said MassEquality Executive Director Deborah Shields, JD, MPH. “Despite the impressive gains we have achieved towards full equality for all in Massachusetts, we still need committed LGBTQ champions in the State House. Our endorsed candidates will ably fill that need.”

MassEquality endorses candidates for state-wide office who support their policy priorities, such as:

  • Protecting transgender people from discrimination
  • Banning mental health practices seeking to change the sexual orientation or gender identity of minors
  • Guaranteeing that LGBTQ seniors are treated with respect and receive culturally competent care
  • Providing our youth with sexuality education that is age-appropriate and medically accurate

For more information on the MassEquality PAC’s endorsed candidates and its endorsement process, please visit

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.

[From a News Release]


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