Biden-Harris Administration Announces New Office To Be Overseen By Vice President Kamala Harris
WASHINGTON — This morning, the Biden-Harris Administration announced the creation of a White House Office of Gun Violence Prevention. The new office will focus on implementing executive and legislative action, including historic Bipartisan Safer Communities Act signed by President Biden, to end the scourge of gun violence in America.
President of the Human Rights Campaign Kelley Robinson issued the following statement:
“From the 2016 Pulse shooting in Orlando and the 2022 attack on Club Q in Colorado Springs to youth suicides and anti-trans violence across the country, gun violence has taken an enormous toll on the LGBTQ+ community. This toll has only been exacerbated by easy access to guns and our nation’s woefully inadequate policies. The creation of a White House Office of Gun Violence Prevention answers the call from communities nationwide for a meaningful investment in solutions and helps deliver on the Administration’s promise to honor those stolen by this plague with action. The Human Rights Campaign applauds the Biden-Harris Administration for taking this important action to end gun violence in America and the advocates and communities who have worked tirelessly for this progress. Our fight for common sense laws to stop gun violence continues.”
In 2021, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation partnered with Everytown For Gun Safety Support Fund, Giffords Law Center, and Equality Florida Institute to produce the Remembering and Honoring Pulse Report, a resource that highlights the intersections between gun violence and the LGBTQ+ community. Its findings show that due to the community’s elevated risk of bias-motivated violence, intimate partner violence, and suicide, gun violence has a disproportionate impact on LGBTQ+ people in America.
The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people. HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ+ people are embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community.
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