CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) - Across the street from where Vice President Mike Pence spoke, many gathered to protest.
Indivisible Iowa and NextGen Iowa put the event on. The groups were standing against the Trump administration’s views on LGBTQ policies.
“We see this sort of hateful rhetoric from the very top, the president and vice president, all the way to our district level with Rod Blum. They’ve consistently voted against queer folks to have them protected as a special class, and are voting against their right to marry as well. We’re out here to oppose their hateful rhetoric, and say that love will win and they’re going to get voted out,” protester Ryan Hall said.
NextGen said 75% of the more than 5,000 young people they talked to said LGBTQ equality is a voting issue for them. The organization had forms to register any of the protesters to vote.