Equality Florida Action Responds to Desperate and Cynical “Trump Pride" Sham

Tampa, Fla – Equality Florida Action, Inc., the largest LGBTQ civil rights organization in Florida, condemns attempts by the Trump campaign to disguise their abhorrent record on LGBTQ issues by holding a spate of desperate last minute  “Trump Pride” events. 

“Donald Trump is the worst President the LGBTQ community has ever seen,” said Nadine Smith, Executive Director of Equality Florida Action, Inc.  “This event is a pathetic attempt to hide his appalling record and it’s fooling no-one. We are tired of Trump’s lies and our community understands a second term would be devastating.”

Equality Florida Action, Inc. has launched their largest voter mobilization program in the organization's history, targeting 500,000 pro-equality voters at risk of not casting a ballot. The massive digital, mail, and grassroots volunteer campaign has already reached 229,895 pro-equality voters, with a second round of mailers hitting next week. 

The mailers spotlight the relentless attacks on the LGBTQ community by the Trump administration that include::

  • Repealed Obama-Biden era protections for vulnerable LGBTQ youth
  • Has discharged and banned transgender military service members
  • Opposes federal laws to protect the LGBTQ community and wants to give businesses the “right to discriminate”
  • Is packing the Supreme Court with justices who could overthrow Marriage Equality
  • Blocked LGBTQ asylum seekers fleeing violence and persecution

Drawing a clear contrast, the board of directors for Equality Florida Action, Inc. unanimously endorsed the Biden-Harris ticket in September, the first federal endorsement in it’s 23-year history. They cited Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’s Pro-LGBTQ record and their pledges to pass federal protections for LGBTQ people, reinstate Obama-Biden era protections for youth, and overturn Trump’s bigoted ban on transgender service members.

“Our endorsement of a Biden-Harris ticket is a testament to the grave stakes of this election,” said Nadine Smith, Equality Florida Action, Inc. Executive Director. “The time is now to elect Joe Biden and we are ready to deliver him a win in Florida.”

 

Paid for by Equality Florida Action, Inc., www.equalityflorida.org, and not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee.

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Equality Florida Action, Inc. is the largest civil rights organization dedicated to securing full equality for Florida’s LGBTQ community. Through education, grassroots organizing, coalition building, and lobbying, we are changing Florida so that no one suffers harassment or discrimination on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity. www.equalityflorida.org

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