You voted for a candidate [Trump] that was endorsed by the KKK. For the rest of your life, you have to know that you voted the same way as the KKK.” “You voted for hatred. You voted against women. Against the gay community. Against Mexicans. Against Blacks. And you’re going to call yourself a Christian? I don’t give a f*ck if you go to church 23 out of 24 hours a day, you’re a mean motherf*cker”
“I am committed to continuing to be a voice against hate, and a person who understands and values the importance of diversity in all communities. As our communities change, our approach to leadership must change. We cannot remain on the sidelines while families are shamelessly attacked. We need to work together to createcommon sense solutions to the problems we face everyday.”
Thank you to everyone who shared pictures of their diverse families. Please keep sharing these with us. We love seeing them. You can tag us on Facebook or Twitter. Your response to us has given us encouragement. The Penebaker family photo has been shared all over the United States in response to the Old Navy campaign and it has introduced us to many new friends who believe in that power of diversity. As Khary meets more people on the campaign trail he is repeatedly told that we are all looking for common sense solutions in Washington. Your images prove we all come from different places but hold many similar values.
Khary Penebaker Proudly Stands with Families from All Walks of Life
Diversity comes in many different packages. It takes all kinds of people to bring strength to the ideas we need for our future.
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May 3, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Khary Penebaker Proudly Stands with Jack McCain and Interracial Families
Waukesha, WI — Khary Penebaker, Democratic candidate for Wisconsin’s 5th Congressional District, issued the following statement:
“Amanda and I are proud to stand with Jack McCain and his wife Renee, in support of interracial families in Wisconsin and throughout the United States. We said no to bigotry, hatred, and prejudice and once again demonstrated that loves wins no matter the color of the family. The appalling racist comments focused on an Old Navy advertisement depicting an interracial family were quickly drowned out by a message of love and diversity. It was an outpouring of support that grew from hundreds of years of standing up for justice and equality.
“I am committed to continuing to be a voice against hate who understands and values the importance of diversity in all communities. As our communities change, our approach to leadership must change. We cannot stay on the sidelines while families are shamelessly attacked. We need to work together to create common sense solutions to the problems we face everyday.”