Human Rights Campaign PAC, Planned Parenthood PA PAC Announce Joint Endorsement of Malcolm Kenyatta for Auditor General

by Delphine Luneau

Longtime Organizer and Advocate was First LGBTQ+ Person of Color to Win Seat in Pennsylvania Legislature

HARRISBURG — Today the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) PAC, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization, along with Planned Parenthood PA PAC, announced that they are proudly endorsing Pennsylvania State Representative Malcolm Kenyatta for Auditor General. HRC PAC is committed to engaging its volunteers, members and supporters to mobilize the more than 3 million Equality Voters in Pennsylvania in support of Kenyatta and other pro-equality candidates up and down the ballot.

“Malcolm Kenyatta’s story and career are an inspiration – and as Auditor General, he’ll be in a position to make an even greater impact for LGBTQ+ folks, people of color and for all Pennsylvanians as the state’s fiscal watchdog,” said Kelley Robinson, Human Rights Campaign President. “As the first Black gay man to be endorsed by a major party for statewide office in the commonwealth, his candidacy is already breaking new ground, and we at the Human Rights Campaign are thrilled to work to ensure he’s elected in November.”
“Our most basic rights are under attack at every level; from municipal office, to the state legislature, from county commission to Auditor General, we need to elect advocates for freedom and autonomy. Malcolm is that kind of advocate,” said Planned Parenthood PA PAC Political Director Adam Hosey. “We are proud to stand firmly in support of Malcolm’s historic candidacy, knowing that his record in the legislature and his lived experience will make him one of our strongest Auditors General.”
“Today, with the backing of two crucial champions of our freedoms, HRC and Planned Parenthood, we’re poised to secure victory in this primary and turn this seat blue in November,” said Representative Kenyatta. “Their unprecedented support underscores the broad coalition we’re building. As Pennsylvania’s next Auditor General, I’ll expand on my legislative efforts to defend our right to choose and be ourselves. Past Democratic Auditors General have exposed crisis pregnancy centers and enhanced school safety. I’m not seeking to make history, but to make a difference. Together, we’ll ensure government serves all families, regardless of who you love, how you pray or where you’re from.”

A longtime organizer and advocate in Pennsylvania, Rep. Kenyatta in 2018 became the first openly LGBTQ+ person of color to win a seat in the Pennsylvania Legislature. He has fought for workers' rights, to enact gun safety policies, and has a strong focus on combating government corruption and waste. He has held multiple legislative leadership roles: member of the powerful State Government Committee with oversight on state agencies and elections, Minority Chair of the Subcommittee on Campaign Finance and Elections, Minority Chair of Automation and Technology in the Committee on Commerce, and a member of the Finance Committee. He served on former Gov. Tom Wolf’s Suicide Prevention Task Force, and he has been a member of the Philadelphia Delegation leadership team.

HRC’s Commitment to Pennsylvania

Equality Voters, including the more than 3 million in Pennsylvania, are a voting bloc of demographically and geographically diverse Americans who are united by the advancement of LGBTQ+ equality. Equality Voters are younger, more racially diverse, and more female than the general electorate, they recognize and trust the HRC brand, and they are more likely to identify with issue-specific organizations than candidates or political parties.

HRC has had staff and resources on the ground in Pennsylvania since 2017. Across the country, HRC PAC works every day to elect pro-equality leaders who support policies that will support the rights and lives of LGBTQ+ people.

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