Senator Mike Cauke Announces Formation of Political Action Committee, CAUKEpac


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WASHINGTON, June 13 — Former U.S. Senator Mike Cauke is proud to announce the formation of a new 501(c)(4) political action committee called Concerned Americans for Understanding, Kindness and Equality, or CAUKEpac. The PAC will focus on efforts to pass nationwide workplace non-discrimination legislation for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender Americans.

Since leaving the U.S. Senate in early 2016, Sen. Cauke has come out as a proud gay man. This realization has lead him to become a champion for LGBTQ rights, in an effort to make amends for his many years of opposition to progressive gay rights legislation.

“I know I can never fully atone what I did in the Senate in a selfish effort to hide my own sexuality,” says Cauke. “But I hope that my actions can speak louder than my words, and that I can help enact workplace non-discrimination laws that protect all LGBTQ Americans. Equal rights are human rights, and no one should ever be fired for legally marrying the person they love.”

The website has been launched to help advance the FREE Act (Fair and Responsible Employment Equality). The bill, H.R. 1269, is currently stalled in the House Education and Labor committee. CAUKEpac has been pressing House Speaker Ryan Paul and his fellow conservatives to allow the bill to come to the House floor for a full vote by the end of the current legislative session.

Senator Cauke is joined by former U.S. Rep. John Colby, who will serve as Managing Director and chief lobbyist for CAUKEpac. Sgt. Daniel Bingham, USMC (ret.) is CAUKEpac’s Director of Public Relations, and Washington insider Seth Murray has been tapped to be the organization’s Associate Director of Strategy.

Please visit for additional information, and to view the first FREE Act campaign ad that is scheduled to run in 31 states in the upcoming months.

Last modified: Sep 13, 2016

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