Biden Administration Takes Stand Against Hate and Extremism | National Center for Transgender Equality

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August 19, 2022

Biden Administration Takes Stand Against Hate and Extremism

WASHINGTON, DC – The Biden-Harris administration today announced that the White House will hold a summit in September focused on hate and extremism.

“We see examples every day of the rising threat from violence fueled by extremism and hate,” said Rodrigo Heng-Lehtinen, executive director of the National Center for Transgender Equality. “Whether you’re transgender or not, Black, white or brown, born in the United States or a newcomer to our country, extremism and hate impact all of our lives and put all of us at risk. Violence against transgender people, particularly Black transgender women, is on the rise, stoked by attacks from some politicians who want to divide our communities for political gain. The Biden-Harris administration recognizes the danger of hate-fueled violence and is taking a stand against it. President Biden understands the severity of anti-trans violence and the risk that hate and extremism pose to our democracy, and he’s doing something about it.”

The United We Stand Summit will be held on Sept. 15.

 

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