Congress must advance the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act; ICYMI - HRC hosted press conference as anti-LGBTQ bills advance
HRC: CONGRESS MUST ADVANCE THE GEORGE FLOYD JUSTICE IN POLICING ACT: “It’s time that Congress takes action and passes meaningful police accountability legislation to rectify a legacy of white supremacy and anti-Black racism that continues to lead to police violence and killing of Black people across the country,” said HRC President Alphonso David (@AlphonsoDavid). “The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act contains critical federal reforms that are an important step forward. Thank you to Congresswoman Karen Bass and the Congressional Black Caucus as well as Chairman Nadler for their leadership to address this pressing issue. We urge the Senate to quickly pass this bill and continue to support meaningful reforms.” More from HRC.
LAWMAKERS CAN’T CITE LOCAL EXAMPLES OF TRANS GIRLS IN SPORTS: “In South Carolina, for example, Rep. Ashley Trantham said she knew of no transgender athletes competing in the state and was proposing a ban to prevent possible problems in the future...In Tennessee, House Speaker Cameron Sexton conceded there may not actually be transgender students now participating in middle and high school sports; he said a bill was necessary so the state could be ‘proactive.’” Read more from the Associated Press.
STOP ANTI-TRANS LEGISLATION IN TENNESSEE: Learn more here.
FEEL-GOOD FRIDAY -- Q&A WITH PARENTS FOR TRANS EQUALITY COUNCIL MEMBERS VANESSA AND JR FORD: “We’re excited to see what this administration has in store, especially given they’ve already made trans issues a top priority in the first few months. From repealing the trans military ban to pushing forward the Equality Act, Biden isn’t waiting for the moment, he’s creating it. And these actions aren’t just impacting trans people, but their parents, caregivers, siblings, friends — all the people who can now trust in a White House that’ll support everyone.” Read the full interview from HRC.
ICYMI -- HRC HOSTED A PRESS CONFERENCE YESTERDAY AS FIRST ANTI-TRANSGENDER & ANTI-LGBTQ BILLS OF 2021 HEAD TO GOVERNORS’ DESKS: “Anti-equality forces are attacking our families,” said HRC President Alphonso David. “They’re attacking our children. They’re attacking our dignity, and they’re attacking our existence.” Watch the recording here, and read more from 19th News.
NEW JERSEY GOV. PHIL MURPHY SIGNS LEGISLATION PROTECTING LGBTQ OLDER ADULTS: The bill legislation also protects residents of long-term care facilities who are living with HIV. More from WRNJ.
SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATION SUPERINTENDENT MOLLY SPEARMAN SPEAKS OUT IN OPPOSITION TO ANTI-TRANS SPORTS BILL: More from Associated Press.