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Pride at Work and Union Veterans Council React to House Resolution Condemning Trump Administration’s Transgender Military Ban

For Immediate Release – March 28, 2019

Contact: Jerame Davis – jdavis@prideatwork.org

Pride at Work and Union Veterans Council React to House Resolution Condemning Trump Administration’s Transgender Military Ban

WASHINGTON – Today, in a bipartisan vote, the House of Representatives passed a resolution condemning the Trump Administration’s ban on transgender military service and urging the Department of Defense to not reinstate the ban. Pride at Work’s Executive Director, Jerame Davis and Union Veterans Council’s Executive Director, Will Attig, responded jointly to the news:

“We applaud the House for its bipartisan vote today in opposition to the Trump Administration’s ban on transgender people serving in our armed forces. This nonsensical policy – announced by Trump via Twitter, no less – is not based on science or facts and the House was right to condemn it.

“Pride at Work and Union Veterans Council strongly support our transgender brothers, sisters, and siblings who serve our country proudly every day. Every American deserves the freedom to serve their country with the dignity and respect that all of those who wear or have worn the uniform deserve.”

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Pride At Work is the only national organization that builds power for LGBTQIA+ working people. We organize mutual support between the organized Labor Movement and the LGBTQ Community for social and economic justice. We seek full equality for LGBTQIA+ working people in our workplaces, our unions, and the public square. We organize in the spirit of the union movement’s historic motto, “An Injury to One is An Injury to All.” Learn more at www.prideatwork.org

The Union Veterans Council brings working class veterans together to speak out on the issues that impact us most, especially the need for good jobs and a strong, fully funded and staffed VA. Additionally, we hold private enterprise and elected officials accountable for their words and actions.  We believe wholeheartedly that the ability for someone to self-identify as “pro-veteran” isn’t determined by what lapel pin they don or what catchphrase they employ; veterans face real issues that require real actions—constructive actions that lead to positive solutions. Learn more at www.unionveterans.org

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