MassEquality Endorses Martha Coakley for Governor
Attorney General Martha Coakley, candidate for governor, today received the endorsement of MassEquality based on her proven and forward-looking leadership on building an inclusive Commonwealth. MassEquality is the leading statewide grassroots advocacy organization working to end discrimination and oppression based on sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression.
"Martha Coakley has been a vocal, game-changing leader on every issue the LGBTQ community has faced over the course of her career - the freedom to marry, transgender equality, hate crimes, school safety and more," said Kara Coredini, executive director of MassEquality. "We are encouraged by democratic and independent gubernatorial fields so rich with strong LGBTQ allies, as it's a hallmark of how far we have come in Massachusetts. But Martha Coakley is the only candidate that has the combination of forward-looking, innovative and proven leadership that we need in our next Governor in order to ensure that our Commonwealth continues to be a national leader on LGBTQ rights."
"MassEquality has been a strong partner in positioning Massachusetts at the forefront of promoting equality and opportunity for all members of society, and I am grateful to receive their endorsement," said Attorney General Coakley. "But our work is far from done. I look forward to working with MassEquality as we move forward in tackling the challenges that the LGBTQ community still faces, and move closer to creating a Massachusetts that is free from discrimination and harassment."
Martha Coakley is a proven leader in standing up for LGBTQ rights:
Still, Martha Coakley recognizes that the work is not done and that too many members of the LGBTQ community continue to face discrimination and lack access to critical services like safe housing and health care. To tackle these challenges, she has proposed a comprehensive plan that will improve conditions for LGBTQ people in Massachusetts.