STOP ERASING BLACK WOMEN! Apparently #KamalaHarris performing gay marriages in 04,defeating Prop 8,& tackling the gay/trans panic defense isn't noteworthy. For all 3 (and just 3) mentions of #Kamala's name to be solely to discuss what the vvhite male moderator said is offensive!
Since we have another Lyz Lenz on our hands who wants to double down instead of make amends, I'm going to tackle each excuse @transscribe has made to justify her erasure of #KamalaHarris.
Be clear, banning the gay/trans panic defense is the baseline bc of #KAMALA. #KamalaHarris convened DAs to combat it in 06. She sponsored a bill as AG making CA the FIRST state to ban it. She co-sponsors a Sen bill to ban it (Warren isn't co-sponsor).
Receipts on Kamala's over decade long advocacy on the gay/trans panic defense. She has tackled this issue every step of the way from DA, AG, and as Senator.
#KamalaHarris became the first presidential candidate to support decriminalization of sex workers back in February, so this is another incorrect statement. She re-iterated her position at the April CNN townhall.
Can you explain how banning the gay/trans panic defense is the bar, yet tout Warren who doesn't co-sponsor CURRENT legislation on this topic? Kamala does. You trust bullet points in a PDF plan more than a record of advocacy? @transscribe. That's biased.
Warren has not only not co-sponsored S.1721 - Gay and Trans Panic Defense Prohibition Act of 2019, but she has NEVER tweeted about the gay/trans panic defense. In contrast, #KamalaHarris has both tweeted AND gotten results.
#Kamala ran on continuing her work to outlaw the gay/trans panic defense and she has kept that promise with her work on the Gay/Trans Panic Defense Prohibition Act of with Sen. Merkely both in 2018 AND 2019. In 2018 she was the ONLY [now] Prez candidate to co-sponsor the bill.
Just to be clear, #KamalaHarris, who has a mile long record of advocacy for the LGBT community is being erased in @transscribe Vox article, then treated with cynicism & marginalized for reasons that can easily be refuted. So what's really the problem? We already know the answer.
So as Operation Block the Black Woman continues, the onus is on us to amplify #Kamala's stellar work and townhall last night. I'll share some clips.
Now I know people who support candidates that have been absent and silent on issues pertaining to the LGBT community (or any issue for that matter) assert accomplishments and advocacy doesn't matter, but I beg to differ. #Kamala2020 #KamalaHarris #KHive
This is the quality of media coverage #KamalaHarris gets. In this CNN article she gets the parenthesis treatment 13th of 16 paragraphs. That is just absolutely ridiculous given the substantive answers #Kamala provided time after time last night.
Let me add this, for all the credit these blue checks are giving Warren for "moving" on this issue, she was noncommittal back in June when Buzzfeed asked. When Kamala was 1st to call for decrim every article trashed her, but now EW flips & gets praised. 🤔
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