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On this historic day for #LGBTQ rights in our country, I’m going to #ShareTheMic with my brother Gerry:

The #SCOTUS ruling that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 provides workplace protections to #LGBTQ folks is a monumental move toward #EqualityForAll in America. (1/4)

Personally, as a gay man working in education, I’m reminded of the work done by Harvey Milk and his allies in defeating the Briggs Initiative that would have banned lesbian and gay teachers and their open supporters from teaching in public schools. (2/4)

With this ruling, #SCOTUS reaffirms what the majority of California voters passed 42 years ago. This is a huge victory for #LGBTQ folks in all professions. (3/4)

Esp. now when we’re seeing so much horrific violence committed against our Black trans brothers & sisters, this ruling offers a moment of hope — that we can continue to reach for a society that insists on equal treatment for #LGBTQ people in all areas of life. (4/4)

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Over 27,000 TPS holders in LA worked on the frontlines of the pandemic to keep our city running.

With TPS protections set to expire, we cannot wait to act. Today, I joined @Carecen_LA @TPS_Alliance to call on @POTUS to protect millions of #TPS holders who call our country home. ImageImageImageImage
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The Biden administration must redesignate TPS protections for recipients from El Salvador, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua, and Haiti. 2/4
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So what’s in #BuildBackBetter? I’m glad you asked!

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Congressman John Lewis was a man of immeasurable character, a civil rights icon who amplified the collective voices of a nation throughout his lifetime. His commitment to dismantle hatred and oppression in all its forms inspired generations...(1/4)
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#COVID19 has created new & complex obstacles in securing a #2020Census where EVERYONE is counted.

As @OversightDems Vice Chair, I recognize that states like California need certainty & there’s no time to waste.

That’s why I introduced the Fair & Accurate Census Act. ⬇️
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The Fair & Accurate Census Act extends key data collection deadlines & allows @uscensusbureau flexibility to keep their field staff safe & healthy. ⬇️ Image
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This transparency will help Congress maintain oversight, support the needs of field staff & increase the resources necessary for an accurate count where EVERYONE is represented & has a voice. ⬇️ Image
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Congratulations to all the artists who submitted pieces for this year’s #CongressionalArtCompetition!

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Congratulations to this year’s People’s Choice Award winner, Jasmine Ruiz from Eagle Rock Junior/Senior High School!

”David Bowie Pop Art” celebrates those who come to #LA in the hopes of becoming the next big superstar. ImageImageImage
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Kayla uses her piece – “My Connection. My Los Angeles.” – to thank #LA for shaping her into the person she is. ImageImageImage
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