Board Bio: Eddy Morales

Eddy Morales is Director of the Latino Engagement Fund, a collaborative effort between over 60 individual philanthropists, progressive institutions, and foundations of all sizes to drive resources and strategies that build strong progressive Latino organizations with powerful leaders and a sophisticated base working to make concrete improvements in people’s lives. Since becoming the Fund’s inaugural…

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Ice Raids Expose The “Dire Need” For Immigration Reform

WASHINGTON, DC, January 8, 2016-In light of the recent raids by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) targeting undocumented immigrant families and children, the National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund is issuing the following statement: “These raids by Homeland Security were a heavy-handed attack on some of the most vulnerable, including families and children,…

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Trump’s Comments About Muslims Condemned by National LGBTQ Task Force

CHICAGO, IL, December 8, 2015—Yesterday, Republican Presidential candidate Donald J. Trump called for a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.” Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) advocates are condemning Trump’s remarks. “We wholeheartedly condemn and reject Donald Trump’s call to stop Muslims from entering the United States. Moreover, we believe…

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LGBTQ Advocates Deeply Disappointed Chicago Prosecutor Won’t Charge Officer In Murder of Ronald Johnson

CHICAGO, IL, December 7, 2015—Today, Cook County State Attorney Anita Alvarez announced that no charges would be filed against Chicago police officer George Hernandez, who shot and killed Ronald Johnson III in October 2014. The news comes just hours after U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced a federal probe of the Chicago Police Department. “We…

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Congress Forms New Transgender Equality Task Force

Washington, D.C., November 17, 2015–The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus has announced the creation of the new Transgender Equality Task Force, to be chaired by Rep. Mike Honda (D-Silicon Valley). “To this day, transgender people face formidable barriers in employment, housing, health, education, and other areas. And to end the ongoing violence and discrimination transgender people…

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Utah Judge’s Foster Child Opinion “Heartbreaking” and “Outrageous”

Washington, DC, November 12, 2015–The National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund is condemning the controversial decision by Utah District Court Juvenile Judge Scott Johansen to take a foster daughter from her parents, married couple Beckie Pierce and April Hoagland. “This ruling is heartbreaking for this family—and illustrates even with marriage equality that we are a…

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