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#AM_Equality: HRC concludes 5-day “Pride Organizing Olympics”; TODAY -- HRC President Alphonso David to speak at ‘Get Your Knee Off Our Necks’ March
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GOING FOR THE GOLD: This week, HRC concluded a 5-day “Pride Organizing Olympics” that involved staff and volunteers reaching out to Equality Voters in key target states. Our staff on the ground are targeting over 10 million Americans who vote on pro-equality LGBTQ issues.
HRC ON THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION: “Throughout the week, the Republican Party has layered lies on top of lies in its attempt to create an alternate America. An America without COVID-19, without systemic racism and the racial reckoning our nation is facing -- an America without facts,” said HRC President Alphonso David (@AlphonsoDavid). “But in 67 days, they will get a reality check. On and before November 3rd, Equality Voters across the nation will have their voices heard and cast their ballots for the most pro-equality ticket in history: Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. Together, we will turn the page on Donald Trump, Mike Pence and their administration of ‘alternative facts’ and take back the People’s House for all the people.” More from HRC.
TODAY -- HRC PRESIDENT ALPHONSO DAVID TO SPEAK AT ‘GET YOUR KNEE OFF OUR NECKS’ COMMITMENT MARCH: David will be speaking at approximately 11:35 a.m. EDT. The March on Washington will be a day of action to demonstrate our commitment to fighting for radical transformation of criminal justice in America. More information is available here, and you can follow along live at this link.
THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC HAS EXACERBATED THE STRUGGLES MANY TRANS AND NON-BINARY PEOPLE FACE WHEN TRYING TO VOTE: Read more from Kate Sosin (@shoeleatherkate) at USA Today.
HRC ANALYSIS OF NEW CDC DATA SHOWS LGBTQ YOUTH ARE MORE LIKELY TO BE BULLIED THAN LGBTQ YOUTH: “This data continues to make clear a truth that we’ve long known -- that LGBTQ students are not getting the support, affirmation and safety they need and deserve,” said HRC Senior Director, Programs and Partnerships Ellen Kahn (@ellenbkahn). “We must ensure that adults are doing everything possible to support LGBTQ youth, especially those who are living at the intersections of multiple marginalized identities.” More from HRC.
U.S. SUPREME COURT TO HEAR ARGUMENTS IN FULTON V. PHILADELPHIA THE DAY AFTER THE ELECTION: The case could have an enormous impact on the lives of people receiving government funded services, including more than 440,000 children in foster care around the country, by enabling a license to discriminate against LGBTQ people and other marginalized communities using taxpayer funds. More from the Washington Blade.
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HORRIBLE -- KENDALL STEPHENS, A TRANS WOMAN LIVING IN PHILADELPHIA, WAS ATTACKED INSIDE HER OWN HOME: More from Metro Weekly (content warning -- article contains descriptions of violence and transphobic language).
KENTUCKY STATE LEGISLATORS HEARD TESTIMONY THIS WEEK ON A BILL THAT WOULD PROTECT LGBTQ PEOPLE FROM THE HARMFUL PRACTICE OF “CONVERSION THERAPY”: More from Courier Journal.
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