STATEMENT: LGBT Organizers Issue Statement About Last Night’s DNC Event

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013   Share on Facebook   Share on Twitter

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 5, 2013

Media Contacts:

Heather Cronk, heather@getequal.org,

Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez, felipe@getequal.org, 305-321-1784

LGBT Organizers Issue Statement About Last Night’s DNC Event

WASHINGTON, DC — Last night, the Democratic National Committee held a fundraiser that was interrupted by organizers calling for President Obama to take action and leadership to end workplace discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Americans. The four organizers — Ellen Sturtz of Washington, DC; Autumn Leaf of Ohio; Wooten Gough of North Carolina; and Amy Vesper of New Mexico — issued the following statement:

“LGBT people¬†in North Carolina, New Mexico, Ohio and all over the country are dehumanized in our jobs, and we are forced into the closet in order to participate in the American dream. We value¬†the First Lady’s leadership and invite her to lead the charge within the Democratic Party to end employment discrimination. President Obama has an executive order sitting on his desk that can protect a quarter of the labor force in the U.S. from workplace discrimination, we will continue engaging leaders in the Administration and the Democratic Party until President Obama fulfills a promise to our community made five years ago.”

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