Eric Sorensen running for retiring U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos' seat
Victory Fund notes lack of equitable representation
Thousands of LGBTQ federal government employees lost jobs during anti-communist purge
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen spearheaded letter
Vice president presided over Ketanji Brown Jackson vote
Judge Alison Nathan is now the only the second openly LGBTQ+ woman to serve on a federal appellate court after Judge Beth Robinson
"LGBTQ representation in the courts is critical because judges that more accurately reflect the diversity of our nation"