Houston Unites Launches First TV Ad Featuring Local Faith Leaders

By Megan Clayton • September 24, 2015 • 11:59 am

Today Houston Unites hit the airwaves with its first TV ad featuring religious leaders endorsing the Yes on Proposition 1 campaign to preserve Houston’s Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO).

This strong message of support from the faith community is a huge turning point for the campaign. Right now, opponents of HERO are working overtime to sway Houstonians with irrelevant language and scare tactics about bathrooms. This ad could be the first time Houstonians have heard the equal rights ordinance described as what it truly is. Rev. Brandon Peete explains:

[HERO is] a local tool that makes sure folks in our churches and all Houstonians can earn a living, have a place to live, and be served by a business.

Pastor Rudy Rasmus cites the Golden Rule as the reason he supports the ordinance, saying, “As Christians we believe in treating others as we want to be treated.” His wife and fellow pastor, Juanita Rasmus, backed him up, saying, “We are all God’s children.”

Watch the ad here:

Houston’s Equal Rights Ordinance goes a long way toward ensuring that hard-working Houstonians have equal opportunity to pursue their dreams and provide for their families. For the past year it has made Houston a safer, more inclusive, and more attractive city – and it’s vital that it is preserved.

Houston Unites is working to maximize the impact of the powerful TV ad by keeping it on the air for as long as possible. To make a donation in support of the ad, visit Houston Unites.

Freedom for All Americans is proud to be a founding member of Houston Unites, the campaign to win a YES vote on Proposition 1, upholding HERO on November 3.


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