PFT Protests PA General Assembly's Bigoted Legislation

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June 30, 2022The Republican controlled State Legislature continues its destructive and bigoted path. This week, the State Senate passed a series of racist, anti-LGBTQIA+ bills, including an Anti-trans bill (SB972), a Book Banning bill (SB1277), and a Don't Say Gay bill (SB1278). As I said in my statement here, shame on the Republicans who are pushing forth this bigoted agenda. 

Yesterday, PFT members Gemayel Keyes, Kate Sundeen, and Benjamin Hover spoke powerfully at a coalition press conference hosted by District Attorney Larry Krasner outside of CAPA. Watch the powerful event right here.

Followng the press conference, Jerry Jordan stated, "While the Commonwealth has more than $12 billion in surplus funding, yet the General Assembly has failed to pass a budget on the first day of the new fiscal year because the Republican leadership chooses to prioritize and pass anti-LGBTQIA+ and racist legislation to perpetuate systems of bigotry that harm our young people every day."

  • A full thread of images and remarks from the press conference here
  • Jerry Jordan's press release on the bigoted legislation here.
  • A post-conference press release summarizing the event here.
  • Our Facebook post here.