Equality Michigan Action Network 2024 Endorsements

The Equality Michigan Action Network engages, educates, and moves political leaders and voters to act on the issues that matter most to LGBTQ+ Michiganders. We provide policy expertise, political acumen, and broad-based relationships across the political spectrum to propel our mission: To achieve full equality and respect for all Michigan residents regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. We have been the leading non-partisan political advocacy voice for Michigan’s LGBTQ+ community for more than 25 years, advocating for inclusive laws and holding public officials accountable to ensure the advancement of policies needed to achieve and protect equality in our state.

We endorse candidates that support protections and rights for individuals regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. The Equality Michigan Action Network is here to organize for the political interests of LGBTQ+ individuals and allies, and elect leaders who share our values. We invite candidates who believe they share our values to join our efforts and apply for recognition as a Pro Equality Champion. Upon notifying us of your intent to seek our endorsement, we will ask you to complete a questionnaire that we will use to determine who to recognize in the primary and general elections. Candidate’s public statements for or against LGBTQ+ equality may be taken into account, and for incumbent or former members running for an elected office, we will also review voting records. Our endorsement list will be available on our website at equalitymiaction.org and shared publicly.

Are you a candidate seeking endorsement?

If you would like to be considered for endorsement by the Equality Michigan Action Network, please submit a formal letter on behalf of your campaign to us at endorsements@equalitymi.org with the subject line “Candidate request for endorsement + Name + Office and district“.

The letter should include two elements:

(1) A statement of any length indicating your interest in running for elected office, and why you are seeking our endorsement.

(2) Your campaign contact information (name, district and location, party, phone, email, address, website and social media handles, and lead staff/surrogate contact).

Please note: Only candidates who have submitted an official letter of Inquiry will be sent a questionnaire.

Upon receiving your letter requesting endorsement, we will email you our official candidate questionnaire. A completed questionnaire is required for all candidates (including incumbents) to receive an endorsement.

We look forward to welcoming this year’s class of endorsed candidates. All letters should be submitted by email no later than Friday, May 1, 2024.