Ricky’s Pride was formed in acknowledgment of the growing awareness that lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex, and asexual people (LGBTQIA+) should be fully and equally represented both in the community and the nation. It shall be the purpose of Ricky’s Pride to make elected officials, responsive to, and responsible for, the needs of all people, particularly, though not exclusively, the LGBTQIA+, feminists, people of color, disabled, deaf and hard of hearing, and the intersectionality of these communities. Ricky’s Pride seeks to eliminate discrimination based upon real or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, race, age, and/or disability; promote freedom of choice and human and civil rights; and further economic and social justice for all people. Further, Ricky’s Pride shall seek to promote legislation in conjunction with our goals and purpose and to vigorously oppose legislation which oppresses and/or restricts basic human rights. We will also encourage the LGBTQIA+, feminists, and people of color, disabled, deaf and hard of hearing candidates for public office who are competent, qualified, and Ricky’s Pride believes that we have a responsibility to ourselves and to society in general to affirm our role in the political arena. In pursuit of our goals, Ricky’s Pride PAC will work within the Democratic Party and other institutions.