Equality PAC Statement on the Passing of David Mixner

Washington, DC – Equality PAC released the following statement on the passing of David Mixner, an LGBTQ activist and political advisor to President Bill Clinton. Mixner was known for protesting Clinton’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy in addition to decades of advocacy on behalf of the LGBTQ community.

“At a time when it was deeply unpopular to defend the LGBTQ community, David Mixner challenged the status quo by always doing what was right and standing up to the powers that be at the highest levels of our government,” said Ranking Member Mark Takano (D-CA) and Congressman Ritchie Torres (D-NY). “It is trailblazers like David that have inspired our own activism to ensure that LGBTQ Americans have their voice heard at every level of our government. He has been a role model and mentor to so many of our Members and supporters and will be deeply missed. We are honored and privileged to continue carrying on his legacy through our work in Congress and across the nation.”

Equality PAC’s mission is simple: to elect more LGBTQ+ persons to Congress — individuals who will have a seat at the table, impact the debate, and humanize the LGBTQ community’s concerns. All the funds we raise are used to elect and re-elect LGBTQ persons to Congress and secondarily support strong LGBTQ community allies who will proudly and unapologetically stand with us in the fight to pass the Equality Act and equal protection under our nation’s laws.

In the short time that Equality PAC has existed, Equality PAC has played an unmatched role in making history for the LGBTQ community, electing LGBTQ leaders at the federal level such as current House Members Sharice Davis (Kansas); Ritchie Torres (New York); Becca Balint (Vermont); Robert Garcia (California); Eric Sorensen (Illinois); Angie Craig (Minnesota); and Chris Pappas (New Hampshire), as well as former House Member Mondaire Jones (New York). Equality PAC has been instrumental in winning key races that have determined control of Congress because we know that without pro-Equality majorities, the progress our community has made and the civil rights and equal protections we have fought so hard for, and are still fighting for every day, remain in jeopardy.


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