- October 3, 2018
CRUEL AND COWARDLY -- DONALD TRUMP MOCKS DR. CHRISTINE BLASEY FORD AT MISSISSIPPI RALLY:
.@realDonaldTrump, this cruelty is cowardly and absolutely reprehensible.— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) October 3, 2018
We believe Dr. Christine Blasey Ford.
We believe Deborah Ramirez.
We believe Julie Swetnick.
We #BelieveSurvivors — and this is why we must #StopKavanaugh. https://t.co/r63Xqv5nec
TONIGHT -- HRC TO SPEAK AT RALLY OPPOSING KAVANAUGH: There is compelling evidence that Brett Kavanaugh has lied regarding a range of issues including about Dr. Christine Blasey Ford being in his social circle, the Blasey Ford allegation being the subject of an investigation prior to the White House instructions to the FBI, the content and conclusion of witnesses statements, and his alcohol usage while at Yale. HRC joins partner coalition organizations in calling on the U.S. Senate to hold Brett Kavanaugh responsible for lying under oath to the Senate Judiciary Committee and to reject his nomination. Details on the event can be found here.
- The Bangor Daily News Editorial Board takes a stand against Kavanaugh: “[W]e believe strongly in the Senate’s advice and consent role, which gives presidents great latitude in their judicial nominations. Kavanaugh fails this test. A no vote on his nomination is appropriate and necessary.” More from Bangor Daily News.
TOMORROW -- HRC PRESIDENT CHAD GRIFFIN JOINS PARTNERS IN OHIO TO ANNOUNCE UNPRECEDENTED TURN OUT EFFORT: If you are interested in covering the event, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
HRC’S TY COBB -- MILLIONS OF REFUGEE LIVES ARE AT STAKE THIS ELECTION: “The United States has been a beacon of hope for generations of immigrants and refugees seeking freedom, refuge and better lives for themselves,” writes Cobb (@TyWesleyCobb). “With the midterm elections less than two months away, now is the time to take action, raise our voices and make clear that we are better than this. We must vote. We must get our friends, families and colleagues to vote. We must elect a Congress that will pull the emergency brake on these immoral policies and put the United States back on the right track.” More from Thomas Reuters Foundation News.
Reducing our commitment to 30k refugees is morally bankrupt. It’s the lowest annual admissions goal in US history. Midterm elections are <2 months away. We must pull the emergency brake to put us back on the right track. #Vote #RefugeesWelcome #Welcome75k https://t.co/oh7o5i861B— Ty Wesley Cobb (@tywesleycobb) October 2, 2018
WHAT WE’RE WATCHING WEDNESDAY: Ahead of the 30th anniversary of National Coming Out Day, HRC honors Janelle Monae (@JanelleMonae) who, in coming out as a “queer Black woman in America,” jump-started an international conversation about bisexual and pansexual identities. Watch here.
Ahead of the 30th anniversary of #NationalComingOutDay, @HRC honors @JanelleMonae who, in coming out as a “queer Black woman in America,” jump-started an international conversation about bisexual and pansexual identities. #NCOD pic.twitter.com/ezN1XIL6UX— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) October 2, 2018
HRC ENDORSES J.B. PRITZKER FOR GOVERNOR OF ILLINOIS: “J.B. Pritzker has the vision and experience needed to build a stronger future for the hard-working families of Illinois,” said HRC Senior Vice President for Policy and Political Affairs JoDee Winterhof. “From fighting for access to affordable healthcare to standing up to the Trump-Pence White House and their hateful agenda, Pritzker is committed to moving Illinois forward and advancing fairness and equality for all.” More from HRC.
HRC ENDORSES RANDY BRYCE FOR U.S. CONGRESS (WI-1): “Randy Bryce believes that all Wisconsinites should be treated with fairness, justice, and dignity” said HRC Wisconsin State Director Wendy Strout. “With a strong commitment to equality and a long standing devotion to his community, Wisconsinites can trust that he will be their champion every day in Congress.” More from HRC.
STEVE GAYNOR IS WRONG FOR ARIZONA: HRC exposed the anti-LGBTQ record of Arizona Secretary of State candidate Steve Gaynor. Gaynor has opposed updating state non-discrimination laws to protect on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity and supports the debunked and dangerous practice of so-called “conversion therapy.” Lawmakers in a growing number of states have passed legislation protecting LGBTQ youth from the discredited practice. More from Arizona Central.
NEW CALIFORNIA BILL REQUIRES POLICE TO UNDERGO TRAINING ON SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND GENDER IDENTITY: More from CBS Sacramento.
FLORIDA GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATE RON DESANTIS APPEARS ALONGSIDE ANTI-LGBTQ EXTREMIST: DeSantis shared a stage with Raynard Jackson, who claimed the public reaction to the Pulse nightclub shooting was a ploy to spread a “radical homosexual agenda.” More from Miami New Times.
TOMORROW -- WILL AND GRACE IS BACK! Watch at 9/8c on NBC.
.@HRC is excited to welcome Will, Grace, Jack and Karen back into living rooms across the country. Tune in to @NBC this Thursday at 9/8c for an all-new season of @WillandGrace! �� pic.twitter.com/TeLQRnrYCg— Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) October 3, 2018
GLOBAL EQUALITY NEWS
RUSSIA’S INFLUENCE HAS FORCED CRIMEA’S LGBTQ POPULATION UNDERGROUND: More from The Daily Beast.
CHINESE TEACHER SUES FORMER SCHOOL FOR ALLEGED SEXUAL ORIENTATION DISCRIMINATION IN POTENTIALLY HISTORIC CASE: More from NBC.
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