Brigantine, NJ – Today, honoring LGBTQ History and Pride Month, Amy Kennedy, candidate for Congress in New Jersey’s second district, released an LGBTQ Policy, detailing her commitment to advancing and protecting the rights of the LGBTQ community. Kennedy was also endorsed by the Equality PAC and Congressman David Cicilline(RI-1), Co-Chair of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus.
Kennedy pledges to pass the Equality Act, ensure access to healthcare, support the treatment and prevention of HIV and AIDS, prevent bullying and harassment, address and prevent LGBTQ violence and support LGBTQ veterans and servicemembers.
The 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. They support LGBTQ leaders and allies to the United States Congress and Senate who are committed to civil rights and protections for all LGBTQ Americans.
Amy Kennedy said, “I’m proud today, to not only be putting forth a policy that will honor and protect our LGBTQ community in South Jersey and across the U.S., but also to be endorsed by the Equality PAC. We as a society, have a responsibility to address the injustices the LGBTQ community is facing, and ensure the protections they need. I look forward to working alongside LGBTQ leaders to provide leadership, legislation and community for all LGBTQ Americans.”
“As a member of Congress, I know that we need strong leadership to move forward during these times and I’m proud to support Amy Kennedy and what she stands for,” said Congressman David Cicilline(RI-1), Co-Chair of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus. “We need leaders like Amy, who are committed to supporting LGBTQ Americans and who are fighting against the hate and division that is currently hurting our nation.”
“The Equality PAC has a vision for effecting change and justice for the LGBTQ community. Amy Kennedy is an example of leadership that recognizes and values diversity in a time where we are all facing hate,” said Congressman Mark Takano (CA-41), Co-Chair of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus. “We stand behind Amy because we know she values our vision and shares our hope for a just future for all LGBTQ Americans.”
“As a long time LGBTQ activist in South Jersey, I know we have come a long way in addressing the issues of the LGBTQ community. I’m supporting Amy Kennedy for Congress because she’s shown true leadership and commitment to the LGBTQ community,” said longtime LGBTQ activist from Cape May County, Craig van Baal. “Amy’s LGBTQ plan is another step forward in the direction of the equality and compassion that we need and I look forward to the kind of leadership Amy will provide.”
Amy’s LQBTQ Policy is the latest in a series of comprehensive policy plans that she has released including a Healthcare Plan, an Environmental Protection Policy, a Workers’ Bill of Rights, a Veterans Policy and a Clean Elections plan, among others, all detailing how she will fight for the people of South Jersey as a member of Congress. The endorsement of the Equality PAC is just one in a long list of endorsements for Amy Kennedy, including: Communication Workers of America. New Jersey Education Association, NJ CD 2 Progressive Democrats, South Jersey Progressive Democrats, NJ Working Families Alliance, Taking the Hill PAC and End Citizens United.