Equality PAC Condemns Racist Attack Against Victor Reyes, Candidate for Congress in New Mexico’s 1st Congressional District Special Election

Washington, DC – Today, Equality PAC Co-Chairs Chairman Mark Takano (D-CA) and  Congressman David Cicilline (D-RI) released the following statement condemning the  racist attacks against Victor Reyes launched over the weekend on social media by a  Bernalillo County Democratic Precinct Chair. The racist and bigoted statements  question Reyes’ heritage as a second-generation Mexican American based on the color  of Reyes’ skin. 

“The racist attacks against Victor launched by a member of the state party’s county  central committee have absolutely no place in our politics or in this race,” said Equality PAC Co-Chairs Chairman Mark Takano and Congressman David Cicilline. “Equality  PAC unequivocally condemns the racist statements and stands in solidarity with Victor,  his campaign and his family during this difficult time. Based on these deplorable  statements, it is more important now than ever for the opening of the NM-1  Congressional seat to be filled by a person of color who represents its constituents.” 

Equality PAC is the political arm of the Congressional LGBTQ Equality Caucus and is  dedicated to the full legal and societal equality for LGBTQ Americans. All funds raised  into Equality PAC are spent supporting and electing openly LGBTQ individuals and  strong LGBTQ allies to the United States Congress who are committed to passing  the Equality Act and to ensuring full civil rights and protections for all LGBTQ  Americans. 

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Date: March 24, 2021
Contact: Jeff Larivee, (202) 821-5203