VIDEO: HRC President Chad Griffin Issues Call to Action Following Trump’s Divisive Speech

by Madeleine Roberts

WASHINGTON -- Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, released a video call to action from HRC President Chad Griffin following Donald Trump’s divisive State of the Union address:

“Donald Trump’s State of the Union address was yet another glimpse into the psyche of a man out of touch with the majority of Americans,” said HRC President Chad Griffin. “But we didn’t need to hear Trump’s speech to know the consequences of the hate-fueled agenda he and Mike Pence have pursued. We've all lived it for an entire year now. And we continue to reject their dark, dark vision for this country. But if last night left you feeling dispirited, angry, or in disbelief at the mistruths and dangerous rhetoric, there’s something you can do about it -- help us continue turning this resistance into action and turn the tables in 2018 and beyond.”

Text EQUAL to 30644 to join HRC’s mobile action network and get involved, and watch the video here.

Over the past year, the Trump-Pence Administration has unleashed a torrent of attacks on the LGBTQ community and undermined the rights of millions of Americans. Donald Trump and Mike Pence have systematically and meticulously eroded years of progress and protections. What’s more, Trump and Pence have appointed and nominated scores of extreme and unqualified anti-LGBTQ officials to crucial agencies and court benches -- some of whom will serve lifetime appointments. Beyond these extensive, explicit attacks on LGBTQ equality, the Trump-Pence Administration has targeted many of the most marginalized within our community -- from banning Muslim refugees, to undermining voting rights, to putting the lives and livelihoods of 75,000 LGBTQ Dreamers at risk. Read a report detailing the myriad of ways Trump and Pence have attacked LGBTQ people over the past year here.

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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