Sunday, November 19, 2006
Dean Wants More Power for Homosexuals, Non-Whites
Report; Posted on: 2006-11-20 01:03:56
Democratic Party chairman reveals goals at homosexual gathering
Howard Dean says the Democratic Party needs to work to get more homosexuals and minorities on the ballot, according to an Associated Press report.
"We've got to share power, not just responsibility, from now on," Dean told about 200 people Saturday at the International Gay & Lesbian Leadership Conference, an annual gathering of "gay" public officials.
The Democratic chairman was one of a dozen featured speakers at the conference, held this weekend in Houston, Texas. Others who addressed the homosexual gathering included Congressman Barney Frank of Massachusetts, himself a homosexual, and National Public Radio's Ari Shapiro. Frank and Shapiro are both Jews, as is Howard Dean's wife, Judith Steinberg.