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