For Immediate Release
November 7, 2012
Contact: Jake McCook, GLASS Communications Director
WASHINGTON – The Steering Committee of the Gay, Lesbian and Allies Senate Staff (GLASS) Caucus released the following statement on the November 6, 2012 elections:
“On behalf the Gay, Lesbian and Allies Senate Staff (GLASS) Caucus, we congratulate the new and returning Senators elected last night.
“We also extend a warm welcome to Rep. Tammy Baldwin as she prepares to become the first openly gay Senator in U.S. history. The Senate is often described as the world’s most exclusive body, and as LGBT staff we take pride in having a member of our community be a part of this body for the first time.
“While GLASS does not participate in political activity, today we celebrate the progress that has been made since our bipartisan organization was founded eight years ago to increase visibility and raise awareness of issues affecting the LGBT community. As the 113th Congress approaches, we look forward to working with Senator-elect Baldwin, members from both sides of the aisle and their respective staffs to carry out our mission of providing a safe environment for LGBT employees of the United States Senate.”