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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