(Promoted by Colorado Pols)
Today, One Colorado PAC – the statewide political action committee dedicated to supporting fair-minded candidates as part of One Colorado’s mission to advance equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Coloradans and their families – endorsed Governor John Hickenlooper and Attorney General candidate Don Quick for the 2014 general election.
“Elections matter – and this November, full equality for our families is on the line,” said One Colorado Executive Director Dave Montez.
“Attorney General John Suthers has vowed to continue defending our state’s discriminatory ban on marriage for same-sex couples, even as Republicans in other states have decided to drop their defense of similar bans and stop wasting taxpayer dollars. We need to elect a Governor and Attorney General who will allow our families to share in the joys of marriage and stop defending the indefensible. Gov. John Hickenlooper and Attorney General candidate Don Quick are the team who will get it done as quickly as possible.”
Montez highlighted Gov. Hickenlooper’s pro-equality record – including supporting the freedom to marry and calling on Attorney General Suthers to drop his defense of Colorado’s marriage ban. The Governor has also signed legislation to make schools safer for LGBT youth, called a special session on civil unions and ultimately signed the bill into law, and supported bills that protect against workplace discrimination and provide tuition equity to undocumented Colorado students – including many LGBT young people.
Noting that Don Quick recently stated the Attorney General’s job is to be “a champion of Coloradans’ rights,” not seek out an excuse to deny them, Montez said, “If Don Quick were Attorney General right now – and not John Suthers – Colorado would already have marriage equality statewide. His leadership is exactly what we need to make it through the finish line.”
Over the coming weeks, One Colorado PAC will also be announcing its state legislative endorsements for the 2014 general election.