Presidential Debate Fails to Address LGBTQ Rights
New York, NY, September 27, 2016—Presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton took part in a one-on-one debate at Hofstra University last night. The two major political party presidential nominees faced each other for the first time just 42 days before Election Day.
“We are disappointed that neither Presidential candidate spoke about the need for strong federal nondiscrimination protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people. With an anticipated 100 million viewers watching, this would have also been a great opportunity for the candidates to provide clear remedies on how to advance voting rights, secure reproductive justice, and fix the broken immigration system,” said Rea Carey, National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund Executive Director.
“Last night, each candidate discussed their position on how they would address economic disparities, criminal justice reform, gun violence, and racial injustice in America. We hope that voters take a close look at each candidate’s platform and vote their values of full freedom, justice and equality for all.”
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