With the 2014 elections less than a year away, Equality Maryland launched a Facebook page on Dec. 9 that is expected to inform voters as to which statewide candidates are LGBT-friendly. The Political Action Committee (PAC) arm of Equality Maryland is a 501(c) (4) organization.
According to the page, facebook.com/EQMD.PAC/info, the PAC was established in 2006 to help elect public officials at the state and local level in Maryland who support and advance policies and legislation that result in full legal equality for LGBT people and their families. The PAC also works to support fair-minded incumbents.
The minimum criteria for the endorsement of candidates and incumbents include completing the PAC questionnaire and supporting EQMD’s key legislative priorities. Additional considerations include viability, ability to advance legislation and relationships with key constituencies.