The membership of the Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus, meeting in Tallahassee for its Summer Conference, adopted a resolution calling on Congress to censure President Trump for his anti-lgbt actions, his erratic and destabilizing rhetoric, and his support for white supremacist groups.
"If anyone had any doubt before, events of the past week have made clear that President Trump is a danger to our community and our country," said Terry Fleming, president of the Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus. "We urge the Florida Congressional delegation to take steps to counter the harmful actions of the Trump administration."
The text of the resolution follows:
RESOLUTION OF THE FLORIDA LGBTA DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS REGARDING PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP
August 19, 2017
Whereas the Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus was formed in 2005 to promote diversity, inclusion, and the celebration of Florida's LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community;
Whereas, as an arm of the Florida Democratic Party, the LGBTA Democratic Caucus declares its vision is to be "a voice that seeks to instill awareness of the freedoms of a democratic society, educate future leaders, support the community at large, and maintain an ongoing rapport and increasing viability with political entities";
Whereas President Donald J. Trump's administration has taken actions intended to harm and minimize the contributions and participation of the LGBT community, including:
Whereas the president's erratic behavior and misguided, inaccurate and misleading statements create an environment of uncertainty for American leadership on the world stage; and
Whereas the president's vocal support for white supremacist groups, organizations and individuals in the wake of the violence in Charlottesville represents a shameful stain on the presidency and makes all Americans less safe; now, therefore be it
Resolved that the Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus
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The Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus represents the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community to the Florida Democratic Party. We are a statewide organization, with more than a dozen local chapters around the state, from Tallahassee to Jacksonville to Key West - and most major metropolitan areas in between. Our strength lies in the size of our organization and the ability of our local chapters and their individual members to stand up for equal rights, support candidates who support our community, and lobby for legislation and policies that recognize and strengthen our community. The Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus is chartered by the Florida Democratic Party and many of our members currently serve on Democratic Executive Committees across the state.
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