Post submitted by Lucas Acosta (he/him), former Deputy Director of Communications, Politics
Gómez would become the first Latinx openly LGBTQ Member of Congress.
Today, the Human Rights Campaign announced the endorsement of San Diego Council President Georgette Gómez in her bid to represent California’s fifty-third congressional district.
A born and bred resident of San Diego, Gómez has spent her career working in her community and across the city of San Diego for positive change. She made history in 2018 when the San Diego City Council unanimously elected her as the first LGBTQ Latinx Council President, recognizing her dedication to progressive values and deep experience in achieving real progressive change.
“Georgette Gómez is a true changemaker and a champion of the LGBTQ community,” said HRC President Alphonso David. “Whether it was against deep-pocketed special interests or outsiders dictating what San Diegans needed, Gómez has always worked harder and smarter to achieve real change for San Diego. We have the opportunity to make history in California and HRC is proud to endorse and work with an incredible leader like Georgette Gómez.”
"I am proud to have received the endorsement of the Human Rights Campaign, together we are going to pass the Equality Act, and make sure that everyone can live openly no matter who they are or who they love,” said Council President Georgette Gómez.
In the 2018 midterms, HRC helped register more than 32,000 voters and recruited more than 4,200 volunteers, who worked over 8,500 shifts and clocked more than 30,000 volunteer hours. In the critical final four days of the campaign, HRC staff and volunteers in get-out-the-vote efforts alone knocked on more than 80,000 doors, and held 36,400 conversations with voters at their doors and by phone on behalf of our endorsed candidates. HRC's unprecedented grassroots mobilization worked to recruit volunteers, mobilize constituents, register voters and grow the organization's grassroots army in an all-out effort to pull the emergency brake on the hateful anti-LGBTQ agenda of the Trump-Pence administration and elect a Congress that would hold them accountable. In 2020, our engagement and mobilization efforts will only deepen. HRC will have at least 45 full-time staff in seven priority states and an additional 20 staff focused on a second tier of states and districts.
|Paid for by Human Rights Campaign PAC (www.hrc.org) and authorized by Georgette Gómez for Congress.|