Washington, DC – Today, Equality PAC Co-Chairs Chairman Mark Takano (D-CA) and Congressman David Cicilline (D-RI) released the following statement on Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s decision to step down from House Democratic Leadership.
“From the moment Speaker Nancy Pelosi began her service in the House of Representatives, she was an ally to the LGBTQ community,” said Equality PAC Co-Chairs Chairman Mark Takano and Congressman David Cicilline. “Upon her election in 1987, she immediately began working to solve the AIDS crisis – which had torn our community apart and hers in San Francisco as well – and from that moment, never stopped advocating for LGBTQ Americans. Speaker Pelosi’s support for advancing LGBTQ rights, marriage equality, and the Equality Act was unwavering. There is no doubt that her leadership in bringing these important issues to the House floor was instrumental in making life better for members of our community. We are eternally grateful for Speaker Pelosi’s unwavering dedication and friendship to the LGBTQ community over decades and we have no doubt that her life in service to the public will be remembered as nothing short of historic.”
Equality PAC is the political arm of the Congressional LGBTQ Equality Caucus and is dedicated to the full legal and societal equality for LGBTQ Americans. All funds raised into Equality PAC are spent supporting and electing openly LGBTQ individuals and strong LGBTQ allies to the United States Congress who are committed to passing the Equality Act and to ensuring full civil rights and protections for all LGBTQ Americans.