Former Lieutenant Governor Don Beyer echoed today’s radio address by Vice President Biden, calling on Congress to increase the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour, and also urging Congress to pass the FAIR Act, which would give federal employees a 3.3 percent pay hike in 2015.
From prohibiting discrimination in housing, employment and elsewhere, to supporting the inclusion of sexual orientation-based crimes in hate crime statutes, Don has been a strong advocate for LGBT rights. To try to paint him as anything otherwise is disingenuous and misleading; it also does a disservice to the people of Virginia.
Today Don signed Congressman Peter DeFazio's petition as part of a campaign to Respect Science and Maintain Endangered Species Act Protections for Gray Wolves To: Director of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Dan Ashe Removing Endangered Species Act protections now would threaten the ongoing recovery of Gray Wolves and potentially weaken the Endangered Species Act. In light of the rejection of the science behind this proposed rule and the need to protect still-recovering wolves around the United States, I urge that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service immediately withdraw this plan.
Former Lieutenant Governor and congressional candidate Don Beyer joined the millions of voices arguing that the U.S. Supreme Court should rule in favor of contraceptive coverage and against Hobby Lobby’s arguments today, for moral, economic, and reproductive health reasons.