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Monday, May 18, 2009

GOProud Calls on Equality California and its Allies Not to Target Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R-CA)

On Friday, The Hill reported that Equality California and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee intend on targeting Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R-CA). “Representative Mary Bono Mack has been one of the most outspoken advocates for the gay community,” said Jimmy LaSalvia, Executive Director of GOProud. “Any organization that claims to work with Republicans should make it clear that they will not support Equality California’s efforts to defeat Rep. Bono Mack.”

Even on the gay left’s own issue matrix, Mary Bono Mack has been a consistent friend to the gay community,” continued LaSalvia. “Rep. Bono Mack has voted for hate crimes legislation, for employment non-discrimination legislation, is an original co-sponsor of the Early Treatment of HIV/AIDS Act, and has repeatedly voted against efforts to add an anti-gay amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Any organization that works against Rep. Bono Mack is making it clear that they are little more than an arm of the DCCC.”

Rep. Bono Mack has been a consistent fighter for lower taxes on gay families, an outspoken supporter of free trade measures that would create jobs for gays and lesbians in her district and courageously opposed President Obama’s stimulus boondoggle,” said LaSalvia.

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