Palm Springs, California – Today, the Human Rights Campaign PAC (HRC PAC) announced its endorsement of Will Rollins to represent California’s 41st Congressional District. Rollins is running in a rematch against Republican Congressman Ken Calvert, who he nearly defeated in an uphill race in 2022.
A former federal prosecutor who focused on counterterrorism and counterintelligence cases, Rollins is running to preserve America’s democracy, take on corruption in Washington, and make Congress work again. As a member of the LGBTQ+ community, Rollins understands firsthand the importance of fighting back against extremist efforts to marginalize LGBTQ+ Americans. Rollins’s opponent voted against the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, against repealing Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, and against the Equality Act. In 1994, Calvert’s allies outed his opponent, future Congressman Mark Takano.
Human Rights Campaign President Kelley Robinson released the following statement:
“There is a clear choice between Will Rollins and his opponent in this election. Will is a champion for LGBTQ+ equality. He will fight to protect our democracy and the civil rights of every American. His opponent will continue to be a rubber stand for the extremist anti-LGBTQ+ agenda of Donald Trump, Kevin McCarthy, and Marjorie Taylor Green’s.”
“We are proud to endorse Will today. We look forward to doing everything we can to ensure he has the opportunity to serve California in Congress.”
Candidate for U.S. House from California’s 41st District Will Rollins released the following statement:
"I'm deeply honored to once again receive Human Rights' Campaign endorsement. Across the country, LGBTQ+ rights are under attack, as we saw with the Supreme Court's recent decision in 303 Creative LLC v. Elenis. In Congress, I'll be a strong advocate to finally pass the Equality Act, protect the right to same-sex marriage, support our LGBTQ military personnel, create a comprehensive federal response to address anti-transgender discrimination, and oppose efforts that allow individuals to use private religious beliefs to discriminate against our community in the public square.
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