Today, Equality Florida Action PAC, the state’s largest LGBTQ political action committee, announced its early endorsements of two key incumbents ahead of the November 2021 elections – Mayor Dan Gelber and Commissioner Mark Samuelian. In their endorsement, Equality Florida Action PAC pointed to Mayor Gelber and Commissioner Samuelian’s steadfast leadership on LGBTQ rights, reproductive freedom, and common-sense gun safety reforms.
As previously endorsed elected leaders running for reelection, Gelber and Samuelian have earned a well-deserved early endorsement and recognition of their work while in office to advance progressive policies that position Miami Beach at the forefront of LGBTQ rights.
Equality Florida Action PAC Senior Political Director and Former State Lawmaker Joe Saunders said, “Equality Florida Action PAC has a long history of working with Mayor Gelber and we are excited to see him run for a final term. As municipal leaders both Mayor Gelber and Commissioner Samuelian have defended attacks on conversion therapy bans in federal courts, challenged Tallahassee to end erroneous and unpopular attacks on abortion rights, and have pushed for greater local control when it comes to gun safety reforms. They have kept their promises to advance policies we all believe in and that’s why Equality Florida Action PAC has pledged our support.”
Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber shared, “Equality Florida Action PAC has been in the trenches for years fighting for the issues and causes that make lives better for residents, which is why I am humbled and honored to earn their early endorsement. While much progress has been achieved to have an equal society, we know there is much work left to do to ensure everyone feels safe and free from any form of discrimination. I am excited to continue the work together to ensure Miami Beach is truly an inclusive home for everyone.”
Comm. Mark Samuelian expressed, “I am truly proud to earn the early endorsement of Equality Florida Action PAC. Together, we have worked to make Miami Beach a more equal and welcoming city, and I remain committed to ensuring we are always at the forefront of tearing down any form of discrimination. I look forward to the continued work with such great organizations like Equality Florida Action PAC, who every day fight for a better and more fair community.”