Washington, DC – Today, LGBTQ+ Victory Fund strongly condemns an illegal and transphobic piece of literature (below) distributed to voters in Alabama House District 55 against Victory Fund endorsed candidate Sylvia Swayne. Sean Meloy, Vice President of Political Programs at LGBTQ+ Victory Fund, released the following statement:
“The illegal literature distributed to voters against trans candidate Sylvia Swayne is hateful. And with no disclaimer information or paid for by included on the piece, it’s clear these transphobes would rather resort to shady politicking and low blows than an honest debate about issues. We urge the voters of Alabama state House District 55 to research for themselves which candidate can provide results on issues like making our communities safer, affordable housing, expanding Medicaid and investing in public education to create opportunity for all who call District 55 home. We’re confident that policy issues – not personal attacks – will push Sylvia to victory on Election Day.”
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LGBTQ+ Victory Fund works to achieve and sustain equality by increasing the number of out LGBTQ+ elected officials at all levels of government while ensuring they reflect the diversity of those they serve. Since 1991, Victory Fund has helped thousands of LGBTQ+ candidates win local, state and federal elections.