ANCHORAGE – August 24, 2018 – Today, Alaskans Together for Equality (Alaskans Together), Alaska’s largest member-based statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization announced its endorsement of Mark Begich for Governor. The board considered the high stakes in this election and the looming threats against Alaskans’ civil rights. This is the first time Alaskans Together has endorsed a candidate for Governor.
“Mark Begich is the only candidate in the race with a record of supporting equality for all Alaskans and that is why we know he will be a champion for our causes in the Governor’s office,” said Elias Rojas, board president of Alaskans Together. “As we continue to see looming threats from Washington, D.C., like the recent Supreme Court nomination, we need a Governor who won’t think twice about being the last line of defense in protecting all Alaskans’ rights. That’s why Mark Begich is our only choice to become the next Governor. We look forward to turning out the pro-equality vote for Mark Begich in November.”
As part of their endorsement process, the Alaskans Together board discussed their confidence that Begich would stand up to protect marriage equality, transgender rights, access to health care, and Alaskans’ fundamental human rights. Alaskans Together also noted that Begich is the only candidate to release comprehensive plans to solidify reduce crime, provide stable, long-term education funding, and constitutionally protect a sustainable PFD.
Mark Begich has a strong track record of being an advocate for LGBTQ equality and non-discrimination protections for the LGBTQ community.
Alaskans Together for Equality is Alaska’s largest member-based statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer civil rights organization. We are a non-partisan, civil rights organization whose mission is to advance civil equality for all Alaskans through grassroots organizing and advocacy, with a primary focus on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer Alaskans. Learn more at www.AlaskansTogether.org.
This communication is paid for by Alaskans Together For Equality, Inc., P.O. Box 202453, Anchorage, AK 99520. Elias Rojas, president approves this message. This NOTICE TO VOTERS is required by Alaska law. I certify that this communication is not paid for, or approved by any candidate or candidate’s committee. www.alaskanstogether.org