#AM_Equality August, 24 2020

by HRC Staff

#AM_Equality: Our health, economy & democracy are at stake -- Congress must pass Delivering for America Act; HRC & BakerHostetler named “Legal Lions”

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Our health, economy and democracy are on the line. No one should have to choose between protecting their health and exercising their fundamental right to vote.

  • Congress must pass the Delivering for America Act. “Now more than ever, it is critical that we protect and fund the U.S. Postal Service, which will be crucial to ensuring we have a free and fair election,” said HRC President Alphonso David (@AlphonsoDavid). More from HRC.
  • HRC joins more than 80 organizations calling for the resignation of the U.S. Postmaster General. “DeJoy must immediately resign or be dismissed, before his disruptive actions cause untold harm to millions of Americans and impede a free and fair election,” reads the letter. “DeJoy must be replaced with an experienced and non-partisan official who is committed to keeping mail delivery reliable, especially during the pandemic.”
  • Make sure your ballot is counted on November 3. HRC shares four tips to ensure you can vote safely and make your voice heard this election.

NEW HOUSE COMMITTEE REPORT FINDS TRUMP ADMINISTRATION “INTENTIONALLY HARMING” LGBTQ CHILDREN: A report from the House Ways & Means Committee found that HHS is using federal funding to discriminate against LGBTQ and non-evangelical foster parents. More from the American Independent.

LAW360 NAMES HRC AND BAKERHOSTETLER AS “LEGAL LIONS” ON ITS WEEKLY VERDICT: Last week, HRC and co-counsel BakerHostetler celebrated a victory after a federal judge ruled on Monday to block the Trump administration regulation that removed anti-discrimination protections for LGBTQ patients. More from Law360.

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HRC MARKS THE BIRTHDAY OF LGBTQ TRAILBLAZER AND TRANSGENDER ACTIVIST MARSHA P. JOHNSON: More from HRC.

HRC MARKS THE ANNIVERSARY OF BLACK LGBTQ AUTHOR AND CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST BAYARD RUSTIN’S DEATH: More from HRC.

WARRANT OUT FOR SUSPECT IN THE KILLING OF DOMINIQUE “REM’MIE” FELLS, BLACK TRANSGENDER WOMAN KILLED IN PENNSYLVANIA: [Warning: Article contains violent imagery and description] 2020 has already seen at least 26 transgender or gender non-conforming people fatally shot or killed by other violent means. We say at least because too often these stories go unreported -- or misreported. More from People.

TRUMP ADMINISTRATION PROPOSED REGULATIONS THREATEN LGBTQ ASYLUM SEEKERS’ HOPES OF REFUGE IN THE U.S.: If approved as proposed, the Trump administration proposed rules would alter the American asylum system by making it harder to enter the U.S. to seek protection. More from NBC.

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