Respect for Marriage Act Advances in Senate

Statement on Cloture Vote for “Respect for Marriage Act” to Protect Same-Sex and Interracial Marriage (Washington, D.C. — November 16, 2022) The Statement Below Can Be Attributed to Kierra Johnson, Executive Director, National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund: Today 62 U.S. Senators voted for cloture on the Respect for Marriage Act (RMA), H.R. 8404, a…

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Respect for Marriage Act Advances in Senate

Reaction to the 2022 Midterms

Executive Director Kierra Johnson Responds to Preliminary Midterm Results (Washington, D.C. — November 9, 2022) National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund Executive Director, Kierra Johnson, responds to the available results of the 2022 midterm elections the morning after election day. We all woke up this morning to some exciting wins, some disappointing losses and many…

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Reaction to the 2022 Midterms

NATIONAL LGBTQ TASK FORCE ACTION FUND STATEMENT ON FLORIDA PRIMARIES: ORGANIZATION TO CONTINUE ‘QUEER THE VOTE” CAMPAIGN THROUGH MIDTERM ELECTIONS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Cathy Renna, Communications Director, National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund, crenna@thetaskforce.org, 917-757-6123 NATIONAL LGBTQ TASK FORCE ACTION FUND STATEMENT ON FLORIDA PRIMARIES: ORGANIZATION TO CONTINUE ‘QUEER THE VOTE” CAMPAIGN THROUGH MIDTERM ELECTIONS September 24, 2022, Washington, D.C………With staff and canvassers on the ground in Lakeland and Hillsborough Counties the past several weeks, the…

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STATEMENT BY KIERRA JOHNSON, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, NATIONAL LGBTQ TASK FORCE ACTION FUND, ON THE “RESPECT FOR MARRIAGE ACT”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (WASHINGTON, DC – JULY 25, 2022) — The following can be attributed to Kierra Johnson, Executive Director, National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund:  “This week, the Senate is slated to hold a cloture vote on the ‘Respect for Marriage Act (RMA), which recently passed the House with bipartisan support. If passed by…

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NATIONAL LGBTQ TASK FORCE ACTION FUND REACTS TO SCOTUS RULING ON TRUMP-ERA ‘REMAIN IN MEXICO’ POLICY 

(WASHINGTON, DC – JULY 1, 2022) — The following can be attributed to Mayra Hidalgo Salazar, Deputy Executive Director of the National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund:    “This week, SCOTUS ruled in Biden v. Texas (by a vote of 5-4) that the Biden-Harris Administration can end the Trump-era ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy. The policy forced 71,000+ asylum seekers,…

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STATEMENT FROM NATIONAL LGBTQ TASK FORCE ACTION FUND ON PRESIDENT BIDEN’S CALL TO CODIFY ROE V. WADE 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  (WASHINGTON, DC – JUNE 30, 2022) — The following can be attributed to Kierra Johnson, Executive Director of the National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund:   “The National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund supports President Biden’s call to eliminate the filibuster and codify Roe v. Wade, reestablishing nearly 50 years of our…

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STATEMENT FROM KIERRA JOHNSON, NATIONAL LGBTQ TASK FORCE ACTION FUND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ON VOTING RIGHTS UNDER ATTACK AND UPCOMING ACTIONS RELATED TO DEMOCRACY BILLS

The National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund urges the U.S. Senate to pass the Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act.  Voting rights are a cornerstone of our democratic process and have been under attack by conservative political extremists. These extremists have tried everything from partisan gerrymandering to mass purges of voter rolls in attempts to undermine the work of election officials, sow false doubt in legitimate election results and curb access to registering and…

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STATEMENT FROM KIERRA JOHNSON, NATIONAL LGBTQ TASK FORCE ACTION FUND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, FOLLOWING SENATE JUDICIARY HEARING ON EQUALITY ACT

“Today, we witnessed history as the authentic lives of diverse LGBTQ people were lifted up, respected, and dignified, and the nation’s need for passage of the Equality Act made clear. The lives of millions of beautiful and diverse LGBTQ people in this country, and our families would be improved through the Equality Act, a fact…

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National + State LGBTQ Orgs To Go Up With Quarter Million Ad Blitz To Fight Anti-LGBTQ Extremism Ahead of Midterms

PRESS CONTACT: Kristian Ramos, Kristian@autonomy-strategies.com National + State LGBTQ Orgs To Go Up With Quarter Million Ad Blitz To Fight Anti-LGBTQ Extremism Ahead of Midterms Groups Are Launching National Digital Ads + Local TV In TX & Florida to highlight attacks on LGBTQ Freedoms Washington D.C. – Leading national and state-based LGBTQ groups, the National…

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HUNDREDS OF DIVERSE LGBTQ+ AND PROGRESSIVE ORGANIZATIONS SIGN LETTER AFFIRMING MARRIAGE EQUALITY, URGING PASSAGE OF “RESPECT FOR MARRIAGE ACT”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 21, 2022 Contact: Cathy Renna, Director of Communications, National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund, crenna@thetaskforce.org, 917-757-6123 HUNDREDS OF DIVERSE LGBTQ+ AND PROGRESSIVE ORGANIZATIONS SIGN LETTER AFFIRMING MARRIAGE EQUALITY, URGING PASSAGE OF “RESPECT FOR MARRIAGE ACT” WASHINGTON, DC…….A coalition of over 400 national, state and local organizations have signed onto a letter…

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Respect for Marriage Act (RMA) Letter

We, the undersigned organizations and leaders, represent millions of families that need passage of the Respect for Marriage Act (RMA) as soon as possible. The RMA is popular, bipartisan federal legislation that would protect marriages of same-sex and interracial couples. The measure passed the U.S. House of Representatives in July 2022 with support from 47…

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