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LGBTQ Victory Institute launches Presidential Appointments Initiative
2020-08-14

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LGBTQ Victory Institute launched its Presidential Appointments Initiative and announced four goals for the next administration as it considers its presidential appointments, a press release noted.

A coalition of 31 organizations will support the effort, putting forward exemplary LGBTQ candidates for positions throughout the next administration and advocating for their consideration. As part of the initiative, LGBTQ Victory Institute is calling on the next administration to:

—Appoint a Senate-confirmed openly LGBTQ Cabinet member for the first time;

—Nominate an openly LGBTQ U.S. Supreme Court justice for the first time;

—Appoint openly LGBTQ woman ambassadors, LGBTQ ambassadors of color, and transgender ambassadors for the first time; and

—Ensure openly LGBTQ people receive equitable representation among presidential appointees and that they reflect the full diversity of the LGBTQ community.

LGBTQ people interested in a presidential appointment in the next administration can learn more about the Presidential Appointments Initiative and share their resumes at victoryinstitute.org/PAI.

Organizations in the coalition include A Wider Bridge, AARP, AIDS United, Anti-Violence Project, Center for American Progress, Center for Black Equity, Council for Global Equality, Equality Federation, Family Equality Council, Gill Foundation, GLAAD, Human Rights Campaign, Lambda Legal, National Black Justice Coalition, National Center for Lesbian Rights, National Center for Transgender Equality, National LGBT Bar Association, National LGBT Chamber of Commerce, National LGBTQ Task Force, National Minority AIDS Council, NOGLSTP, Out & Equal, Out in National Security, OutServe-SLDN, PFLAG, Pride at Work, Raben Group, SAGE, Transgender Law Center, and the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund.


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