Friday, October 29, 2010

GLBT Caucus Volunteer Attacked at Polling Site

The GLBT Political Caucus (of Houston) has released a statement that one of their volunteers was attacked by a volunteer for the Fernando Herrera campaign.

"Francisco Valle is well known by poll workers at West Gray for holding signs and waving to voters as they turn in to the parking lot.This afternoon he was doing just that when a volunteer from the Fernando Herrera campaign confronted him, just because he didn't like his Bill White sign.But Francisco refused to stop waving his sign and that's when things got out of hand. The man grabbed Francisco and began trying to yank the sign from his hands.Luckily the police arrived and Francisco was unhurt..."
Herrera is running against Rep. Jessica Farrar - one of the greatest allies to the queer community in the Texas House. This incident underscores the importance of voting for pro-equality candidates in the Texas Legislature. The violent thugs who are supporting candidates like Herrera will only grow emboldened if their candidates are elected.

Today is the last day of early voting in Texas. If you have not done so already - please vote.

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