Washington, DC – Today LGBTQ+ Victory Fund, the only national organization dedicated to electing LGBTQ+ leaders to public office, endorsed Mondaire Jones for Congress (NY-17) following Jones’ campaign launch this morning. Jones previously made history in 2020 when he and Representative Ritchie Torres became the nation’s first Black out LGBTQ+ members of Congress. 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 stand with Mondaire once again and support his historic campaign. In Congress, Mondaire worked to increase opportunity for all New Yorkers, including fighting to protect civil rights, expand access to affordable childcare and tackle climate change. As Co-Chair of the Congressional Equality Caucus, he stood up for our nation’s LGBTQ+ community by championing pro-LGBTQ policies like the Equality Act. We are confident this track record combined with his grassroots support and positive vision for a more equitable America will resonate with voters. With growing anti-LGBTQ rhetoric and racism across our country, including within the halls of Congress, Mondaire’s election is a powerful symbol of hope for our community,” said Mayor Annise Parker, President & CEO of LGBTQ+ Victory Fund.
“Victory Fund was my first national endorsement when I launched my improbable, history-making campaign for Congress in 2019. As proud as I am of the transformative work we began last term, now we are seeing the worst assault on the LGBTQ+ community in years by far-right Republicans in Congress and the Supreme Court. I’m running for Congress to secure freedom and opportunity for all Americans, regardless of who we love,” said Mondaire Jones.
More information about Victory Fund’s endorsed candidates is available at victoryfund.org/ourcandidates.