MassEquality endorsed a long-time republican, Steve Howitt (for the primary race in the 4th District of Bristol), who has nothing but nice things to say about Mitt Romney on his web site. Howitt includes links to GOP.com, Mitt Romney, and others.
When will the Human Rights Campaign and MassEquality understand that just because someone favors same-sex marriage (or in the case of HRC doesn't even go that far) it does not mean they deserve an endorsement?
Someone who supports the initiatives of the republican party will be bad for health care, schools, jobs, women's rights, and the environment. Those issues are queer issues. LGBT organizations must realize the interconnectedness of our struggles, and form progressive collations if we are to create real change in this country. Endorsing republicans is not the way to do that.
If Steve Howitt agrees with the dems more than the GOP on issues like women's rights, healthcare, the environment, immigration, etc. then why not change parties? Why affiliate himself with people like Mitt Romney? (And vice-versa for Joe Lieberman!)
I would love to learn more about the democrats who will be running against Steven Howitt but I cannot find anything.
The MASS AFLCIO has endorsed Steven D'Amico.
(SEEKONK, MA) The “Friends of Steven Howitt” welcomed Governor Mitt Romney to Seekonk on October 7 in his efforts to support his candidate of choice, Steven Howitt, who is running for State Representative in the 4th Bristol District. The event took place at Ledgemont Country Club. - 2004 Howitt Press Release
(Rehoboth, MA) Francis Farm was the venue for the Lt. Governor Kerry M. Healey to announce her support and endorsement of candidate Steven Howitt for State Representative in the 4th Bristol District. - 2004 Howitt Press Release
Contact HRC today and let them know endorsing pro-war, conservative Joe Lieberman over Ned Lamont is a slap in the face to the queer community.
After the Constitutional Convention (July 12), let MassEquality know that is is NOT okay to endorse republicans.