Over 8,000 Immigrant Youth Take Over Nation’s Capitol & Walkout From Schools in CA, TX, OK, DC, MD, VA Tell Paul Ryan & Mitch McConnell: “Pass Dream Act Now”

For Immediate Release November 9th, 2017 National: Bruna Bouhid | bruna@unitedwedream.org | 202-850-0812 Sheridan Aguirre | sheridan@unitedwedream.org | 202.793.2267 Texas: Chris Valdez | chris@unitedwedream.org | 713-352-8197 Washington, DC & cities nationwide –  Today, just over two months after Trump killed the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, over a thousand immigrant youth and people of conscience took over the Hart Senate Building at the nation’s Capitol to demand Congress pass a clean Dream Act before the end of this year: a path to citizenship with permanent protection and no…

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Longtime Activist and LGBTQ Leader Sue Hyde to Move on from the National LGBTQ Task Force in 2018

(Washington, DC, November 3, 2017) – The National LGBTQ Task Force announces the Spring 2018 departure of longtime Director of the organization’s Creating Change Conference, Sue Hyde. Hyde has served the Task Force since 1986, overseeing a range of initiatives in addition to the Creating Change Conference. She is taking a new position as Executive Director of the Wild Geese Foundation, a family foundation, where she will direct resources to small non-profits focusing on LGBTQ people, youth, women, reproductive justice, food and water access. “I am honored, privileged and humbled…

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Task Force Submits Amici Curiae Brief in SCOTUS “Masterpiece Cakeshop” Case

“Discrimination should be against the law. Plain and simple.” – Rea Carey, Executive Director, National LGBTQ Task Force (Washington, DC) – Today, the National LGBTQ Task Force submitted an amici curiae brief in support of respondents in the case of Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. and Jack C. Phillips, petitioners, v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, Charlie Craig, and David Mullins at the Supreme Court of the United States. The brief is available here. In the brief, the National LGBTQ Task Force examines the intersection of race-based discrimination and anti-LGBTQ discrimination, showing that…

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