WASHINGTON, DC, February 1, 2016 — To celebrate Black History Month, the National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund released the following statement:

“Black History Month is an opportunity to intensify our efforts to end racism once and for all. We do not live in a post racial nation; racism is real and its effects are devastating. In light of the murders of young Black and Brown men and women, and particularly transgender women of color, we must urgently tackle the structural issues that underlie these senseless killings. We all must do more. Congress must act by passing meaningful legislation that tackles racial profiling by police. It must restore the Voting Rights Act — especially as we approach arguably the most important general election in our nation’s history. We need economic justice and fundamental reforms to our criminal justice system. If we work harder together with open hearts and minds we can relegate racism and racial injustice to the trash can of history,” said Stacey Long Simmons, Director of Public Policy and Government Affairs, National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund.


Jorge Amaro
Media and Public Relations Director

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