July 30, 2004
HRC: Senator John Kerry's Message of Unity Inspires Hope
WASHINGTON - Human Rights Campaign President Cheryl Jacques made the following statement lauding Sen. John Kerry's acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention:
"Last night, Senator Kerry used his primetime spotlight to urge our leaders to 'never misuse for political purposes the most precious document in American history, the Constitution of the United States.' Senator Kerry called for 'building unity in the American family, not angry division.' He called for honoring the 'nation's diversity.'
"Senator John Kerry and Senator John Edwards are leaders who will unite the country, including gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Americans. Americans are hungry for hope and Senator Kerry served a feast last night. He knows the value of bringing communities together. And he recognizes that we, too, are family.
"We want a leader who will stand up and fight everyday for hard-working, tax-paying Americans, including GLBT Americans. Senator Kerry last night proved once again he is that man."
The Human Rights Campaign is the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender political organization with members throughout the country. It effectively lobbies Congress, provides campaign support and educates the public to ensure that LGBT Americans can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community.