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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DR. RACHEL LEVINE CONFIRMED AS THE NEXT ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF HEALTH, FIRST OUT TRANSGENDER FEDERAL OFFICIAL CONFIRMED BY THE SENATE

“We are thrilled and proud that the U.S. Senate, in a bipartisan vote of 52 to 48, made history today by confirming Dr. Rachel Levine as Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services. Her qualifications as a physician and Surgeon General of Pennsylvania and her experience dealing with the public health issues affecting our country…

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New National Campaign Advocating for Urgent Passage of the Equality Act Launches With Support from Hundreds of Nation’s Top Leaders in Civil Rights, Faith, Education, Health Care, and Advocacy

The Freedom & Opportunity For All Campaign Will Continue Growing Nationwide Support for Federal Anti-Discrimination Protections for LGBTQ People, Women, People of Color, and People of All Faiths WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, a new national campaign advocating for urgent passage of the Equality Act launched with support from hundreds of the nation’s top leaders in…

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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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BIDEN WINS ELECTION

TASK FORCE “HOPEFUL…BUT WE MUST….WORK TO HOLD THIS NEW ADMINISTRATION ACCOUNTABLE TO THEIR PROMISES TO THE LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY” After four years of the Trump administration’s consistent assault on LGBTQ+ rights, a new administration has been elected by the American public. The Biden/Harris administration has pledged to stand by the LGBTQ+ community since the start of…

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