Chicago mayoral candidate Lori Lightfoot announced the endorsement of Victory Fund, the only national organization dedicated to electing openly LGBTQ+ people who can further equality at all levels of government.
“I’m extremely grateful and humbled that Victory Fund is endorsing my campaign for mayor of Chicago,” said Lightfoot. “The Victory Fund mission—to elect openly LGBTQ+ people who can further equality at all levels of government—deeply resonates with me.
“As someone who grew up in a small town and didn’t know any openly LGBTQ+ people, much less role models or elected officials, I know that representation matters. I hope that as the first LGBTQ+ mayor of Chicago I can expand opportunities for equity and inclusion—and for increased representation in government for decades to come. I’m looking forward to partnering with Victory Fund in this election and beyond to achieve this shared vision.”