Pride at Work Makes Historic First Presidential Endorsement; Endorses Vice President Joe Biden for President

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Pride at Work Makes Historic First Presidential Endorsement; Endorses Vice President Joe Biden for President For Immediate Release – June 24, 2020 Contact: Jerame Davis – jdavis@prideatwork.org Pride at Work Makes Historic First Presidential Endorsement; Endorses Vice President Joe Biden for President WASHINGTON – Last night, the Pride at Work National Executive Board took a historic vote to offer its first-ever endorsement for President of the United States. The board voted enthusiastically to endorse former Vice President Joe Biden for President in 2020. The leadership of Pride at Work issued the following responses: Pride at…

Pride at Work Celebrates Supreme Court Decision Upholding DACA

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For Immediate Release – June 18, 2020 Contact: Jerame Davis – jdavis@prideatwork.org Pride at Work Celebrates Supreme Court Decision Upholding DACA WASHINGTON – Today, the United States Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that the Trump Administration had acted “arbitrarily and capriciously” when they moved to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) and must vacate its decision to terminate the program. Pride at Work Executive Director, Jerame Davis, issued the following statement: “Hundreds of thousands of immigrant young people, an estimated…

Pride at Work Applauds Supreme Court Ruling Banning LGBTQ Workplace Discrimination

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For Immediate Release – June 15, 2020 Contact: Jerame Davis – jdavis@prideatwork.org Pride at Work Applauds Supreme Court Ruling Banning LGBTQ Workplace Discrimination WASHINGTON – Today, the United States Supreme Court ruled 6-3 in a landmark decision that firing someone for being LGBTQ is a violation of sex discrimination prohibition of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Pride at Work Executive Director, Jerame Davis, issued the following statement: “We’ve said over and over that LGBTQ working people…

Labor Constituency Groups Statement on the Recent Protests

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Labor Constituency Groups Statement on the Recent Protests Close friends knew him as “Big Floyd.” He played basketball and football during his school years. He was a father of two who had moved to Minneapolis from Houston several years ago in order to find a job and start a new life. But on Monday, May 25th George Floyd, a 46-year -old black man, died at the hands of Minneapolis law enforcement. He was brutally pinned down to the ground and asphyxiated, by Police Officer Derek Chauvin, another three…

WE REMEMBER AND CONTINUE TO FIGHT

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Today is the start of Pride month. 51 years ago the Stonewall Riots, also called the Stonewall Uprising, began in the early hours of June 28th, 1969. When police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar located in Greenwich Village in New York City, it was the breaking point after years of raids, harassment, and violence by the police towards queer people. The raid sparked days of riots, led by trans women of color, after police violently hauled employees and…

Black Lives Matter. George Floyd Should Be Alive.

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Black Lives Matter For Immediate Release May 30th 2020 Black Lives Matter. George Floyd Should Be Alive. WASHINGTON – People around the world watched in horror as the life slowly drained from George Floyd while a police officer held his knee on his neck and George and others pleaded for his life. In the wake of this tragedy and the ongoing violence against the Black community at the hands of police, Pride at Work cannot be silent. During their annual meeting today, the…

Pride at Work Mourns the Passing of Aimee Stephens

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For Immediate Release – May 12, 2020 Contact: Jerame Davis – jdavis@prideatwork.org Pride at Work Mourns the Passing of Aimee Stephens WASHINGTON – Pride at Work mourns the passing of Aimee Stephen, the plaintiff in a Supreme Court cases that could decide if it is legal to fire transgender working people for being their authentic selves. Stephens’ case was argued before the Supreme Court in October 2019 and the decision will be handed down before the end of the Court’s…

Labor Constituency Groups Highlight Disproportionate Impact of COVID-19 on Workers of Color

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Labor Constituency Groups Highlight Disproportionate Impact of COVID-19 on Workers of Color Labor Constituency Groups Highlight Disproportionate Impact of COVID-19 on Workers of Color Washington DC.-The Labor Coalition for Community Action, which includes the A. Philip Randolph Institute, the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, the Coalition of Labor Union Women, the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement, and Pride at Work, join forces to highlight the need to protect our nation’s workers, as they are the ones bearing the brunt from the global pandemic. As businesses…

Pride at Work Rejects the So-Called Fairness for All Act

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For Immediate Release – December 9, 2019 Contact: Jerame Davis – jdavis@prideatwork.org Pride at Work Rejects the So-Called Fairness for All Act WASHINGTON – On Friday, Rep. Chris Stewart (R-UT) introduced the so-called Fairness for All Act in the US House as an alternative to the Equality Act, which passed that chamber earlier this year. Pride at Work Executive Director, Jerame Davis, issued the following statement: “The so-called Fairness for All Act is anything but. The religious exemptions carved out…

Pride at Work and Union Veterans Council Condemn Trump Administration’s Transgender Military Service Ban

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For Immediate Release – April 12, 2019 Contact: Jerame Davis – jdavis@prideatwork.org Pride at Work and Union Veterans Council Condemn Trump Administration’s Transgender Military Service Ban WASHINGTON – Today, the Trump Administration’s cruel and discriminatory transgender military ban goes into effect putting the careers of over 13,000 active duty personnel in jeopardy. Pride at Work’s Executive Director, Jerame Davis and Union Veterans Council’s Executive Director, Will Attig issued the following joint statement: “In no uncertain terms, this ban is discriminatory…