Statement: VP Debate Underscores Extremist Trump-Pence Campaign

Victory Fund

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, October 4, 2016

CONTACT: Elliot Imse, Director of Communications, elliot.imse@victoryfund.org

Washington, DC – Today, Victory Fund President & CEO Aisha C. Moodie-Mills expressed concern that Mike Pence was not asked about his strong anti-LGBTQ record during the Vice Presidential debate:

“Mike Pence has made a career of singling out LGBTQ people for discrimination, and it is disappointing tonight’s debate did not address his long record of using public office to advance his backward views,” said Victory Fund President & CEO Aisha C. Moodie-Mills. “Pence opposes recognition of our relationships, opposes LGBTQ soldiers serving openly in the military, and opposes prohibiting restaurants and other businesses from refusing service to LGBTQ customers. It is important the Trump campaign’s extremist anti-LGBTQ positions be exposed in future debates – along with its attacks on women, immigrants, Latinos, Muslims, and veterans recovering from war. Their entire campaign has been built on fear and bigotry, and we believe voters will reject their attempts to turn back the clock on progress.”

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Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund

The Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund works to change the face and voice of America’s politics and achieve equality for LGBTQ Americans by increasing the number of openly LGBTQ elected officials at all levels of government.

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