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As we celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month and all it means to live OUT & Proud, it is essential that our community is aware of the many public policy decisions and movements of the federal government that will undoubtedly have major implications on those that live at the intersection of race and LGBTQ/SGL identity. With this in mind,  NBJC is honored to present the June 2017 Edition of What’s Going On In Washington. This education tool provides brief updates on many of the issues that are being debated and decided in our nation’s capital.  We hope you are able to utilize these updates as a way to empower yourself and take action to ensure your elected representatives in Washington know where you stand on the issues.

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One year ago, in the aftermath of the Orlando tragedy, we came together in grief, in unity, and in solidarity with the Orlando community and millions of people everywhere, to condemn this act of hate violence and affirm that love conquers hate. That senseless act struck at the heart of the LGBTQ and Latinx communities, families, and close friends, and at the core of one of our nation’s greatest strengths: our diversity. The ensuing backlash against the American Muslim community led to hate speech and violence, shootings, and mosque vandalism that claimed even more victims.

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The National Black Justice Coalition is pleased to announce that the Morten Group, LLC has been retained to lead the search for its next Executive Director. We welcome your assistance in identifying accomplished professionals qualified for this position. Please take a moment to review and share the position description with colleagues in your network, on social media, and with anyone who may be interested.

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This week, NBJC voiced strong opposition to the American Health Care Act. We have also joined a national cross-movement effort to mobilize our supporters to call their Members of Congress to speak out against the American Health Care Act. This dangerous piece of legislation has the capacity to take away health care insurance to 24 million Americans, which would disproportionately impact many of our loved ones, families and communities. We must use our voices this week and call Congress to say vote NO on this perilous legislation!

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The National Black Justice Coalition, the nation’s leading civil rights organization dedicated to the empowerment of Black LGBTQ people and their families, would like to pause to honor President Barack Obama and his entire Administration for their prolific service to our nation.

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December 1, 2016 marks the 28th Anniversary of World AIDS Day. The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC), the nation's leading civil rights organization dedicated to the empowerment of Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people, including people living with HIV/AIDS, joins with the global community to unite in the fight against HIV, to affirm and support those living with HIV, and to remember those we have lost from the epidemic. This year's World AIDS Day theme for the United States is: * Leadership * Commitment * Impact *.

 

 

 

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The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC), the nation's leading civil rights organization dedicated to the empowerment of Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people, joins communities across the nation and world to recognize International Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR). This solemn day has been set aside to honor the lives of our transgender and gender nonconforming family members who are no longer with us due to senseless acts of hate and violence. This day is also set aside to call upon allies to step up and stand in solidarity against this violence. 

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Annually on Veterans Day, Americans join together to honor, remember, and rededicate ourselves to supporting our nation's veterans for their service to our nation. As we salute our veterans, the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) would like to introduce Rob Smith, a Black, gay Iraq war veteran and author, who will serve the organization as its Ambassador for Veterans Affairs. Over the next year, NBJC and former Private Rob Smith will work to bring light to the critical issues that impact Black LGBTQ veterans and service members in the wake of the repeal of the discriminatory policy: "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." To honor our nation's' veterans, he has written an inspiring opinion piece for TheGrio, A Path Forward for Black LGBTQ Soldiers, on Veterans Day. His article lays out NBJC's public policy agenda to empower our nation's heroes with a special focus on Black LGBTQ veterans and service members.

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Today is finally election day in America! On this day, millions of Americans will go to the polls to exercise the most fundamental principle of our democratic process: the right to VOTE! At the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC), we do not take for granted this paramount right that our ancestors dedicated and often gave their lives to in order for the voices of future generations to be heard. 

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The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC), the nation's leading civil rights organization dedicated to the empowerment of Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people, is honored to launch the nomination process for the 2017-18 cohort of the 100 Black LGBTQ/SGL Emerging Leaders to Watch (100toWatch). One key pillar to the Emerging Leaders Initiative is the 100 Black LGBTQ/SGL Emerging Leaders to Watch visibility campaign. This group of inspiring leaders will represent a consortium of standout leaders that are ripe with potential and/or deserve a greater platform of exposure.

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