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National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Policy Institute to release False Promises: How the Right Deploys Homophobia to Win Support

Date: 
April 03, 2006

Report exposes cynical attempt by Republican Party leaders

MEDIA CONTACT:
Roberta Sklar, Director of Communications
media@theTaskForce.org
646.358.1465

Audio Press Conference

Tuesday, April 4 — 1:30PM EST

Call-in number: 877.502.9276; confirmation code: 4002029

What: Audio Press Conference. The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Policy Institute to release a new report False Promises: How the Right Deploys Homophobia to Win Support from African-Americans

Who: Matt Foreman, executive director, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
Nicholas Ray, policy analyst, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
Rev. Dr. Yvette Flunder, presiding bishop, Refuge Ministries
Alexander Robinson, executive director, National Black Justice Coalition
Other speakers TBA

Where: By phone: call-in number: 877.502.9276; confirmation code: 4002029

When: Tuesday, April 4 — 1:30PM EST, 10:30 PST

Why: False Promises: How the Right Deploys Homophobia to Win Support from African-Americans exposes the dishonesty of attempts by leaders of the Republican Party to lure black voters based on 'moral values,' and spotlights the false promises inherent in Republican National Committee Chairman Ken Mehlman's call for African-Americans to come "back home" to the GOP. The report compares the voting records of key Republican policymakers in Congress to polling of African-Americans' top voting priorities and finds that Republican lawmakers have abysmal voting records on these issues.

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The mission of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force is to build the political power of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community from the ground up. We do this by training activists, organizing broad-based campaigns to defeat anti-LGBT referenda and advance pro-LGBT legislation, and by building the organizational capacity of our movement. Our Policy Institute, the movement’s premier think tank, provides research and policy analysis to support the struggle for complete equality and to counter right-wing lies. As part of a broader social justice movement, we work to create a nation that respects the diversity of human expression and identity and creates opportunity for all. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., we also have offices in New York City, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis and Cambridge.