Senator Patty Murray in Purple for Spirit Day

Senator Patty Murray, the senior senator from the state of Washington showed her support for LGBT youth by wearing purple for Spirit Day. Joined by her staff, Senator Murray sent us this picture and message: “My staff & I are speaking out against bullying & standing up in our #purple for #LGBT youth today. -PM #SpiritDay” LGBT youth in Washington will know they have allies in Senator Murray and her staff.

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