Statement on Passing of Jim Graham

Today Aisha C. Moodie-Mills, President & CEO of Victory Fund, released a statement on the passing of former District of Columbia city councilmember Jim Graham:

“Today we mourn the passing of early Victory Fund candidate and former DC city councilmember Jim Graham. When elected to the council, Jim was one of the few out LGBTQ city councilmembers of a major U.S. city, and throughout his four terms proved representation is power. He became a fierce advocate for equality on the council – strengthening discrimination protections, securing marriage equality and providing desperately needed resources to trans youth. Jim’s presence on the council ensured the betterment of LGBTQ lives was always on the agenda, and District residents continue to benefit from his contributions.”