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My opponent, Mimi Walters, has done nothing for our district-- or our nation for that matter-- to help the LGBTQ community in any way. She has been in Congress and California’s Senate and Assembly for more than a decade fighting against LGBTQ rights at every opportunity. She has put her personal views above the rights our Constitution grants to everyone, including our LGBTQ brothers and sisters. Once again, she isn’t working for WE the People. Instead, she is working for her Wall Street and Billionaire Class campaign contributors. See which industries are Walters' largest contributors here!

Walters’ Voting/Support Record:

  • NO on Prohibits Use of Funds for Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity (05/19/16 Bill sponsored by Maloney, D-NY; H Amdt 1079)
  • NO on Prohibits Sexual Orientation Conversion Therapy (08/30/12 SB 1172)
  • NO on Prohibits Discrimination Against Transgendered Individuals (08/30/11 AB 887)
  • NO on Recognizing Out-of-State Same-Sex Marriages (09/09/09 SB 54)
  • NO on Statement of Opposition to Proposition 8 (03/02/09 SR 7)
  • NO on Property Transfer (05/05/08 SB 153)
  • NO on Expanding Anti-Discrimination Laws (05/27/08 AB 2654)
  • NOT standing up for WE the People

Varasteh’s Congressional Pledge:

  • Married LGBTQ couples should enjoy the same rights as other married couples
  • Prohibit LGBTQ marriage discrimination
  • Address school bullying
  • Expand hate crimes to include crimes against sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Prohibit LGBTQ and gender identity wage and employment discriminations
  • Standing up for WE the People
  • Not for sale