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Cindy McCain Publicly Petitions Sen. John McCain To Support ENDA

You've got mail, John McCain!!

Republican Arizona Senator John McCain's wife Cindy McCain has publicly petitioned her husband to support the Employment Non-Discrimination Act via a postcard after being approached by a Human Rights Campaign canvasser. She even posed for a picture!

The Washington Post reports: 

Call it a bold canvassing move that paid off: An organizer for the Human Rights Campaign asked Sen. John McCain's (R-Ariz.) wife Cindy to sign a postcard Thursday urging the senator to back legislation barring workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

She signed it.

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HRC organizer John Gomez spotted Cindy McCain at a Staples in Phoenix, Cole-Schwartz wrote in an e-mail. "He talked with her about our efforts to pass ENDA, and she shared her support for the bill," Cole-Schwartz said, adding that she signed the postcard and addressed it to her husband.

At the moment, it does not appear that Cindy McCain has changed her husband's mind. In an e-mail, McCain's spokesman Brian Rogers wrote, "Senator McCain enjoys and appreciates having discussions on the important issues of the day with all the members of his family, and he respects their views."

Who knows whether this will impact McCain's policy choices, but we appreciate Cindy continuing to take such a public stand in support of the LGBT community!

 

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