The BAYMEC is a four-county LGBT political action group, advocating for the civil rights of LGBT people since 1984.
Moving Equality Forward
The Bay Area Municipal Elections Committee (BAYMEC) is a four-county lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) political action committee (PAC). It has been advocating for the civil rights of LGBT people since 1984. It is the only political action committee dedicated to this purpose in the central coast counties of San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, and Monterey. BAYMEC is governed by a Board of Directors and is supported solely through private contributions.
The organization’s purpose is to lobby and fight for LGBT civil rights. BAYMEC has raised its concerns with countless politicians; worked to elect LGBT people and supportive allies to political offices; lobbied Sacramento and the state on AIDS and LGBT civil rights; and worked with police, fire department, governmental, organizational, and a variety of community groups to further equality for LGBTs. However, perhaps one of BAYMEC’s greatest accomplishments is ongoing: It provides an experienced, broad-based, and coherent political voice for the LGBT community.
In the conduct of its business, BAYMEC sends out questionnaires to candidates for public office, the questionnaires include a number of questions regarding issues of immediate import to the LGBT community. The returned candidate questionnaires are reviewed to establish a priorities list for candidates, their positions on LGBT and social justice issues, their immediate chances to win the race, and to develop a judgment on the resources that will be extended to the candidate by BAYMEC.
Gay & Lesbian (LGBTQ) Political Action Committee
1855 Hamilton Avenue
San Jose, California 95125
Serving the central coast counties of San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, and Monterey.