In a first of its kind conversation, OPEN Finance presented a forum for former NY State Senator Tom Duane, surrogate for Senator Bernie Sanders, and Richard Socarides, surrogate for Secretary Hillary Clinton, to be interviewed by Alex Berg of the Huffington Post on a range of issues important to the LGBT community. Tom was the first openly gay NY State Senator and Richard was President Bill Clinton’s LGBT advisor.
Rev. José M. Román, co-chair of the DNC’s LGBT advisory board, introduced the event. Following Rev. Román’s remarks, the campaign representatives discussed a myriad of topics including: marriage equality, religion, healthcare, racial justice, military, foreign policy, education, millennials and the economy.
OPEN Finance is a non-partisan, non-profit professional organization promoting LGBT equality in the financial services industry. This event does not imply an endorsement of any party or candidate.