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A full list of endorsements by Equality Arizona is forthcoming.
Equality Arizona invites every registered candidate for races we choose to endorse into the process. The endorsement process is an evaluation tool for the community to access a candidate’s commitment to LGBTQ+ equality and an educational tool to inform candidate knowledge and their potential policy positions if elected to office.
Endorsement by Equality Arizona requires completion of a candidate interview, evaluation of the candidate’s policy positions, general knowledge, and past record against the endorsement criteria, and a signed commitment to our elected for equality program.
Key Candidate Considerations
Candidate must be 100% in support of LGBTQ+ equality to earn our endorsement.
Candidate must be viable and able to run a competitive campaign.
Candidate’s prior depth of work in support of full LGBTQ+ equality is a key factor.
Will endorsement diversify and expand support for LGBTQ+ equality and social justice?
Endorsement Criteria – For policy at the level of their decision making
Candidate understands that discrimination disproportionately impacts the most vulnerable LGBTQ+ people and supports comprehensive non-discrimination.
Candidate supports stopping all forms of violence faced by LGBTQ+ individuals from interpersonal to state sanctioned violence, including conversion therapy.
The candidate supports affirming, inclusive, and affordable healthcare for all LGBTQ+ individuals and families.
Candidate supports affirming inclusion in every aspect of life for LGBTQ+ youth, elders, parents, and families.
Candidate supports racial justice as a priority for our society and within the LGBTQ+ community.
Candidate supports LGBTQ+ inclusive schools for LGBTQ+ students, teachers, staff, and parents.
Candidate understands that an open and fully inclusive civil society is not a violation of religious freedom.
State primary - Aug 4
Absentee voter deadlines
Submission by mail - Jul 6
Submission in person - Jul 6
Begins - Jul 8
Ends - Jul 31
National Election Protection Hotline at 866-OUR-VOTE
"Coming out is the most political thing you can do."
Harvey Milk knew that coming out was a vital political act and we agree that that is still true. But we also know that if we want for that political act to have the kind of impact we need to truly change our nation to be place where everyone is equal, we must also vote as out LGBTQ+ people.