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Congressional LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus Endorses For The People Act

Apr 29, 2021
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DATE:  April 29, 2021

CONTACT:  laura.brantley@mail.house.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

 

Congressional LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus 

Endorses For The People Act

 

Washington, D.C. – Today, the Congressional LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus is announcing its support for HR1, the For the People Act, led by Caucus Member John Sarbanes (MD-3). The Caucus recognizes that many LGBTQ people already face barriers to voting and this problem is even more relevant in the transgender community who face challenges in securing identification that matches their identity. The Caucus is proud to stand in solidarity with all of the members who have been working tirelessly on this effort and hopes to provide additional support as this bill becomes law.

 

“We are proud to endorse this bill. LGBTQ+ Americans — especially those of us who are people of color, immigrants, seniors, and living with disabilities — are among those most at risk of losing their chance to participate in our democracy right now because of Republican attacks on voting rights,” said Equality Caucus Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-1). “Voter ID especially harms transgender Americans who already face a maze of restrictions as they try to get identification cards that match their gender identity. That’s why it’s so important to our community that the Senate send H.R.1, the For the People Act, to President Biden’s desk for his signature.”

 

Please contact Shawn Gaylord at 202-257-8416 or shawn.gaylord@mail.house.gov with press inquiries.

 

Founded in 2008, the mission of the Congressional LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus is to promote equality for all, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. The Caucus, which is led by the nine openly LGBTQ+ members of the House of Representatives, is strongly committed to achieving the full enjoyment of human rights for LGBTQ+ people in the U.S. and around the world.

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