Washington, DC – Today LGBTQ+ Victory Fund, the only national organization dedicated to electing LGBTQ+ leaders to public office, endorsed Joe Vogel for Congress (MD-06). Vogel would be the first out LGBTQ+ person ever elected to Congress from Maryland and the second Gen Z person elected to Congress from any state. The U.S. must elect 21 more LGBTQ+ U.S. Representatives for equitable representation, according to LGBTQ+ Victory Institute.
“LGBTQ+ Victory Fund is proud to endorse Joe’s historic Congressional campaign. For far too long, LGBTQ+ Marylanders have lacked representation in Congress. We are confident Joe’s positive vision for America, political chops and grassroots support will resonate with voters come Election Day. As anti-LGBTQ and anti-choice legislation moves through legislative bodies across the country, including Congress, we must elect leaders like Joe who will go to bat for our rights. This is an all-hands-on-deck moment,” said Mayor Annise Parker, President & CEO of LGBTQ+ Victory Fund.
“Victory Fund recognizes the importance of expanding LGBTQ+ representation at all levels of government and that the fight for equality and freedom is ongoing. I’m honored to have received their endorsement and I’m proud to stand by them in their commitment to advancing LGBTQ+ equality,” said Joe Vogel.
More information about Victory Fund’s endorsed candidates is available at victoryfund.org/ourcandidates.
LGBTQ+ Victory Fund
LGBTQ+ Victory Fund works to achieve and sustain equality by increasing the number of out LGBTQ+ elected officials at all levels of government while ensuring they reflect the diversity of those they serve. Since 1991, Victory Fund has helped thousands of LGBTQ+ candidates win local, state and federal elections.