President Obama and the Democratic Party are committed to ensuring all Americans are treated fairly. This administration hosted the first-ever White House Conference on Bullying Prevention and we must continue our work to prevent vicious bullying of young people and support LGBT youth. The President’s record, from ending “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” in full cooperation with our military leadership, to passing the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, to ensuring same-sex couples can visit each other in the hospital, reflects Democrats’ belief that all Americans deserve the same chance to pursue happiness, earn a living, be safe in their communities, serve their country, and take care of the ones they love. The Administration has said that the word ‘family’ in immigration includes LGBT relationships in order to protect bi-national families threatened with deportation.
We support the Employment Non- Discrimination Act because people should not be fired based on their sexual orientation or gender identity.
We believe in an America where everybody gets a fair shot and everybody plays by the same set of rules. At the core of the Democratic Party is the principle that no one should face discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, language, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability status. Democrats support our civil rights statutes and we have stepped up enforcement of laws that prohibit discrimination in the workplace and other settings. We are committed to protecting all communities from violence. We are committed to ending racial, ethnic, and religious profiling and requiring federal, state, and local enforcement agencies to take steps to eliminate the practice, and we continue to support enforcement of Title VI. We are committed to equal opportunity for all Americans and to making sure that every American is treated equally under the law.
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#CDALeads: Get the Internship
Join CDA’s Communications Director Kenzi Green and Deputy Communications Director Matthew Metz for a conversation about how to land a great internship and get the most out of it. This is an opportunity to share experiences, exchange ideas about what works and what doesn’t, and learn how to stand out among fellow applicants.
From the White House and the DNC to the State Department and CNN, both Matthew and Kenzi have a wealth of internship experience between them. This is one webinar you won’t want to miss!
We will meet via Google+ Hangout on Monday, March 26 at 10pm EST. Please RSVP by completing this form: http://bit.ly/14WGBja
Women’s History Month Call with Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard - Tuesday, March 19, 2013 9:00pm in EDT
We are excited to have you join us for our Women’s History Month Call. As usual, be sure to register for the call so you don’t miss out: http://bit.ly/XIJCnK !
We know many of you have been celebrating in your chapters and throughout your states, looking back at the gains we’ve made while highlighting issues affecting women today. It is in that spirit that we host this month’s call with freshman Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard!
Congresswoman Gabbard holds many records: she is one of our country’s first female combat veterans to serve in Congress, the first Hindu member, and she was sworn into her state legislature at the age of 21, becoming youngest woman to do so in the United States. She’ll be sharing her experiences with us as we celebrate how far our country has come for women’s rights and discuss the challenges that are still left to face.
We will be having a question & answer session with Congresswoman Gabbard shortly before going over the Women’s Caucus Organizing guide. Talk to you soon!
First Term: DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Jon Carson, Executive Director of Organizing for Action, Outlines Next Steps
Jon Carson, Executive Director of Organizing for Action, outlines next steps for the grassroots organization. Learn more at: http://bit.ly/UeMo