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Aug 28, 2015

Equality NC Releases Endorsements in Targeted Municipal Races

State’s Largest LGBT Advocacy Organization Endorses Candidates in Largest Municipalities

MEDIA CONTACT: Jonah Hermann, Equality NC, (920) 860-1416 -or- jonah@equalitync.org

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Equality NC, North Carolina’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) advocacy organization, endorsed candidates for Mayor and City Council in eight targeted cities and towns across the Old North State.

This year represents the first-ever round of municipal endorsements for Equality NC, which has provided this constituent service to LGBT people in state-level races for many years.

“Local elections are crucial, and 2015 is one of the most important municipal election cycles in a long time for the LGBT community,” said Equality NC Executive Director Chris Sgro. “LGBT people lack key protections against discrimination in this state, and we look to the innovative towns and cities across the states to ensure they provide these protections. 2015 is the year to elect pro-equality candidates to office.”

“After conversations with candidates across the state, we are excited to let LGBT people know which candidates are committed to stand up for us. We will make sure our members know who will support equality and ensure that they turn out to vote in primaries and general elections across the state,” said Sgro.

You can find the full list of endorsements here: equalitync.org/pac/voterguide2015.

The communities in which Equality NC has made endorsements this year are: Asheville, Chapel Hill, Charlotte, Durham, Fayetteville, Greensboro, Raleigh, and Wilmington.

ABOUT EQUALITY NC: Equality NC is a statewide organization working to secure equal rights and justice for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender North Carolinians. For more information, please visit w​ww.equalitync.org

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