Monday, October 9, 2017
Via Press Release
Cedar Park TX - Kent Lester, Democratic Candidate for Texas’ 31st Congressional District, has been endorsed by the Freethought Equality Fund (FEF) PAC. Based in Washington, D.C., Freethought Equality Fund is affiliated with the Center for Freethought Equality, which is the advocacy and political arm of the American Humanist Association.
Freethought Equality Fund’s mission is to support candidates who identify as humanist, atheist, agnostic, and who believe in protecting the separation of church and state and defending the civil liberties of secular Americans. In previous election cycles, Freethought Equality Fund has backed US Congressmen Beto O’Rourke D-TX-16 and Steve Cohen D-TN-09 (2014) and Jamie Raskin D-MD-08 (2016).
In an email announcing their endorsement of our campaign, Freethought Equality Fund’s Ron Millar wrote that, “Lester is a West Point graduate who served 20 years in the Army. Following his military service he became a high school teacher and just recently retired from this career. In his classes he taught his students ‘how to think, not what to think.’ Following the 2016 election, his former students encouraged Lester to run for Congress. Lester’s goal is to ‘bring the Old-School American Values we believe in back to Capitol Hill. Respect for all, not prejudice against a few. Service to the nation, not shirking one’s duties. Integrity, not double-talk.’”