Colorado Stands Up for Equality This Fall
October 20, 2010 by Ty Cobb, Director of Global Engagement
This weekend I headed to Colorado (along with other HRC staff) to help pro-equality candidates get elected in the U.S. House and Senate. Only minutes after I landed in Denver, one thing became crystal clear -- Ken Buck cannot become the next senator from Colorado. As many HRC members are aware, Ken Buck compared gays and lesbians to alcoholics while debating Senator Michael Bennet on Sunday. Buck confidently explained that he believed being gay is a choice. You and I know better. Words like these have consequences, and these consequences can be severe. Elections also have consequences, and electing Ken Buck would shrink the number of pro-equality senators in the U.S. Senate. As our nation grapples with the recently reported suicides of numerous teens that were subject to anti-LGBT harassment and bullying, our nation cannot afford to elect an individual -- like Ken Buck -- that tells gay teens that there is something wrong with them. To support Senator Bennet, HRC PAC is hosting a Meet & Greet with the Senator on Thursday, October 21st at 7:45 pm at Hamburger Mary's in Denver. Currently the senate race is virtually tied, and Ken Buck is outspending Senator Bennet 2-to-1. It is crucial that Denver's LGBT community come out to meet and support Senator Bennet. To become a host or attend the event, register here. Additionally, if you’re in the Denver area and interested in meeting other HRC members and volunteering on a strong, pro-equality campaign, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. As volunteer opportunities are scheduled over the next 14 days, I'll make sure to post them on HRC Back story.
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