Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Press release: PFLAG MEMBERS LOBBY CONGRESS, STATE THAT “PFLAG’S VALUES ARE AMERICA’S VALUES”



MEDIA ALERT
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 23, 2013
Press Contact:  Liz Owen   |  
lowen@pflag.org  | (202) 467-8180 ext. 214


PFLAG MEMBERS LOBBY CONGRESS, STATE THAT “PFLAG’S VALUES ARE AMERICA’S VALUES”LGBT CONGRESSIONAL CAUCUS LEADERS TO SPEAK AT PFLAG NATIONAL CONVENTION LOBBY DAY

WHO: Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), Co-Chair, Congressional LGBT Equality CaucusCongressman Mark Allan Takano (D-CA), Co-Chair, Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus
Brad Jacklin, Executive Director,
Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus
Amber Shipley, Policy Advisor,
Senator Tammy Baldwin
WHAT: PFLAG National Lobby Day Kickoff Breakfast
WHEN: Thursday, October 24th from 9:00am–10:00am
*Please note: the best time for video/audio coverage is 9:00am—9:35am
WHERE: HVC 215 (In the Capitol Visitor’s Center), Washington, DC

WHY: The speakers will motivate hundreds of PFLAG members and supporters from across the country as they prepare to lobby their legislators. These champions for LGBT equality will discuss the importance of PFLAG members’ personal stories as a tool for change, as well as their support for PFLAG National’s legislative priorities, including The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), The Safe Schools Improvement Act (SSIA), The Student Non-Discrimination Act (SNDA), The Every Child Deserves a Family (ECDF) Act, The HIV Organ Policy Equity (HOPE) Act, The Respect for Marriage Act (RMA), The Domestic Partners Benefits and Obligations Act (DPBO), and common-sense, comprehensive immigration reform.
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Founded in 1972 with the simple act of a mother publicly supporting her gay son, PFLAG is the original family and ally organization. Made up of parents, families, friends, and straight allies uniting with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people, PFLAG is committed to advancing equality through its mission of support, education and advocacy. Now in its 41st year, PFLAG has more than 350 chapters and 200,000 supporters crossing multiple generations of American families in major urban centers, small cities and rural areas in all 50 states. To learn more, visit www.pflag.org.

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