This weekend, Michael attended several events in Denver to bolster support from the LGBTQ+ and Latino community.
DENVER —Over the weekend, Michael Bennet campaigned with Colorado voters in the LGBTQ+ and Latino communities.
On Saturday, The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and One Colorado held an event focused on the critical need to protect LGBTQ+ rights by supporting pro-equality candidates this November.
In his remarks to the crowd, Michael explained, “What I think really is at stake is our democracy. Our country’s history has always been a battle between the highest ideals, on the one hand, that we wrote down on the pages of the Constitution – words that the Attorney General knows well – and the worst impulses in human history. We’ve got to have an elected Congress who’s going to vote for, and pass into law the Equality Act.”
During the event, HRC Associate Regional Campaign Director, Brandi Hardy spoke about extremist politicians’ escalated attacks on the LGBTQ+ community and how Coloradans can support pro-equality, pro-choice, and pro-democracy candidates up and down the ballot this November. Along with Michael, Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser also spoke to the crowd and took questions from the press.
Later on Saturday, Michael stopped by the 50th Anniversary Celebration of Servicios de La Raza, a local community group focused on supporting the Latino community.
Hundreds of Coloradans attended the event to celebrate the value Servicios de La Raza brings to the Latino community. Michael made brief remarks and introduced Governor Jared Polis, who received this Civic Champion Award.
“It’s amazing to see what a long way you’ve come with Servicios,” Michael told the crowd at the event. “You’ve made such an enormous difference, helping protect people against violence; making sure that people all over this state have access to health care and mental health care, and getting people jobs all across the state of Colorado.”
As Colorado’s U.S. Senator, Michael secured $160,000 in funding for Servicios de La Raza To expand behavioral health programming, including services to divert youth away from the criminal justice system, individual and group therapy, case management, and peer support to individuals before, during, and after criminal justice involvement. He also secured $1.5 million in grant funding for Servicios de la Raza to expand statewide CHIP/Medicaid outreach and enrollment in the Latino community.
With 51 days until the General Election, Michael and his team aren’t slowing down, and Michael is energized to continue earning voters’ support across the state.