Elliot Imse, Director of Communications
Victory Fund Statement on Donald Trump’s Selection of Mike Pence
Washington, DC – Today, Victory Fund President & CEO Aisha C. Moodie-Mills released the following statement in response to confirmed reports that presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has selected Governor Mike Pence to be his running mate:
“Donald Trump has launched indefensible attacks against women, immigrants, Muslims, and so many others, and today he opened a new offensive against LGBTQ people with his selection of Mike Pence as his running mate. Governor Pence has made a career out of singling out LGBTQ people for discrimination: supporting efforts to strip employment protections, deny recognition of our relationships, and prohibit courageous LGBTQ soldiers from serving openly in the military. Just last year, he signed legislation that gave restaurants, stores and other businesses permission to refuse service to LGBTQ people, inflicting heavy damage on his state’s economy and its workers.
“His nomination is a rallying cry for the LGBTQ community and our allies across the nation. There can be no more illusions about the Republican presidential ticket’s position on our equality. While we hope never to see a Trump-Pence administration, now more than ever our community must fight to elect LGBTQ candidates who can be our voice and defeat anti-LGBTQ legislation that may come our way in the future.”
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.