Thursday, July 24, 2003
Weicker Endorsement http://dean2004.blogspot.com/politics/2003_07_20_deanarchive.html#105908152176772869
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 24, 2003
Lowell Weicker Endorses Howard Dean for America
Original Co-Sponsor of the American with Disabilities Act lauds Dean's leadership, courage
IOWA CITY-Former Connecticut Governor Lowell Weicker, Jr. announced today his endorsement of Governor Howard Dean, M.D, for president of the United States. Weicker, who is best known for his political independence and his sponsorship of the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), said that he was attracted to Dean because of the former Vermont governor's common-sense and forthright agenda.
"I'm endorsing Governor Dean today because he, more than all the other candidates, speaks to the issues that I care about-health care, civil rights, fiscal responsibility and most of all, a government that is truthful with the American people," said Mr. Weicker, who spoke with Dean via conference call this afternoon. "I firmly believe that Dr. Dean has his priorities straight."
"Dean has based his career in public service around three American values I deeply share: equal rights for all people, access to health care and fiscal responsibility. I have been impressed with the way that, when so many others were silent, Governor Dean spoke out against the hurtful and divisive policies of the Bush administration. He is a fighter and he works from the facts. Dean is not afraid to stand for what is right-no matter how politically unpopular it may be," Weicker said.
See GrassrootsforDean.com for full press release.
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