The Power Online Launches Campaign To Gain Federal Protection For The LGBTQ Community

30 06 2009 Launches LGBT Civil Rights Movement

At the historic Stonewall Inn, The Power, launches a national petition drive and online movement to expand the 1964 Civil Rights Act to include LGBT Americans, presenting Congressman Jerrold Nadler with signatures gathered during Pride Month from all 50 states and 36 countries; Congressman Nadler backs expanding federal civil rights laws to protect LGBT Americans.

New York, N.Y. (June 29, 2009) – As President Obama prepared to host a cocktail reception at the White House for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) leaders on Monday, June 29, prominent activists and fundraisers returned to the Stonewall Inn on the 40th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots to launch’s nationwide petition drive and online campaign to expand the 1964 Civil Rights Act to include LGBT Americans.

To launch the effort, Jeffrey H. Campagna, founder of The Power, presented U.S. Congressman Jerrold Nadler, Chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties, with signed petitions gathered during Pride month from all 50 states and 36 countries demanding expansion of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.  As he presented the signatures to Nadler, Campagna requested that the Congressman put his colleagues on notice that this was just the beginning and that The Power would eventually present signatures to all 435 members of the House.

Full Press Release Here.

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