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||National LGBTQ Task Force responds to President Obama's last State of the Union
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Washington DC, January 12, 2016The National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund is issuing the following statement regarding tonight's State of the Union, President Barack Obama's last.
"Tonight the president reminded all of us of our core American values of dignity and mutual respectin what is a fiercely divisive political climate. A climate that has included an unprecedented deluge of hate speech against LGBTQ people, Muslims, undocumented immigrants and other groups. He denounced the politics of hatred and divisiveness with the evidence of his seven years in officebetter access to health care, millions of new good-paying jobs, the potential of a world without AIDS, more LGBTQ equality and a pathway to equity for all. He championed the restoration of vital voting rights and the opportunity for a cure for cancer. An impressive recordand a strong foundation for his successor to build on, whomever that might be. With one more year left, much remains to be done to secure the promise of freedom for all people in this countrylet's make it count," said Rea Carey, Executive Director, National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund.
The National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund works to secure full freedom, justice and equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer ( LGBTQ ) people. For over forty years, we have been at the forefront of the social justice movement by training thousands of organizers and advocating for change at the federal, state, and local level. www.thetaskforceactionfund.org .
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