FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 13, 2019
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** MEDIA CALL: TODAY, MARCH 13 at 3:30 p.m. ET **
TODAY AT 3:30 PM ET: As Congress Introduces the Equality Act, Faith Leaders Speak Out in Support of LGBTQ Non-Discrimination Protections, Urges Members of Congress to Pass Bill
Press Can Dial in at 646-558-8656; Conference ID: 826617249#
Washington, D.C. – Today, Wednesday, March 13 at 3:30 p.m. ET, national religious leaders will hold a national media conference call urging Congress to pass the Equality Act. The Equality Act would provide consistent and explicit non-discrimination protections for LGBTQ people across key areas of life, including employment, housing, credit, education, public spaces and services, federally funded programs, and jury service. Millions of people of faith throughout the country support non-discrimination protections for LGBTQ people. They believe in the sacred dignity and worth of LGBTQ people, that we should treat our LGBTQ neighbors as ourselves, and that all people should be able to live free from discrimination. They believe it is possible to both protect LGBTQ people from discrimination and uphold the freedom of religion. On the media call, religious leaders and people of faith from across traditions will gather for a moment of prayer and to call on Congress to pass the Equality Act.
WHAT: National media call hosted by people of faith and religious leaders urging Congress to protect LGBTQ people from discrimination by passing the Equality Act.
WHO: Urooj Arshad, Advocates for Youth
Jamie Bruesehoff, Writer, Advocate, Parent of transgender daughter
Rev. Jennifer Butler, CEO, Faith in Public Life
Rev. Debra Hopkins, Founding Pastor of Essentials for Life Ministries and Director of There’s Still Hope
Rev. Louis Mitchell, Executive Director, Transfaith
Rabbi Jack Moline, President, Interfaith Alliance
Bishop Tonyia Rawls, Founder and Executive Director, Freedom Center for Social Justice and Pastor of Sacred Souls UCC
WHEN: TODAY, March 13 at 3:30 p.m. ET
WHERE: 646-558-8656; Conference ID: 826617249#, or via Zoom.
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