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MEDIA ADVISORY: Equality Florida to Call Press Conference to Condemn Censorship and Surveillance State Legislative Agenda | News

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–February 14, 2022–

Equality Florida, AIDS Healthcare Foundation, and the Human Rights Campaign will hold a press conference at the Florida Capitol on Tuesday, February 15 at 9:30 a.m. to discuss a list of bills pending in the Florida Legislature, including including the “Don’t Say Gay” bill. The event comes as national outrage over the onslaught of extremist legislation grows, prompting a rare statement from President Biden condemning the movements in Florida. Speakers will include representatives from each organization, lawmakers and Floridians directly affected by bigoted bills from across the state.

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WHAT:

Press conference by Equality Florida, AIDS Healthcare Foundation and Human Rights Campaign

WHEN:

Tuesday, February 15 at 9:30 a.m.

OR:

The Florida Historic Capitol Building, front steps (Apalachee Parkway side)

400 S. Monroe St., Tallahassee, FL 32399

VIRTUAL ACCESS:

https://equalityflorida.zoom.us/j/81587263544

WHO:

Speakers to include:

State Representative Carlos Guillermo Smith (he/him), HD 49

• State Representative Anna V. Eskamani (she/her), HD 47

• Ebonni Chrispin (her), Legislative Affairs, AIDS Healthcare Foundation

• Ryan Wilson (he/him), Assoc. Regional Campaign Director, Human Rights Campaign

• Jon Harris Maurer (he/him), Director of Public Policy, Equality Florida

• Janiyah Davis-Hines (her), founder and president of the Social Justice Institute: Student Association

• Todd Delmay (he/him), resident and father of Hollywood, FL

• Kaylee Sandell, Leon HS student

Equality Floridais the largest civil rights organization dedicated to ensuring full equality for Florida’s LGBTQ community. Through education, grassroots organizing, coalition building, and lobbying, we are changing Florida so that no one experiences harassment or discrimination based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. www.equalityflorida.org

AIDS Health Foundation (AHF), the world’s largest AIDS service organization, currently provides medical care and/or services to more than 1.6 million clients in 45 countries around the world in the United States, Africa, Latin America/Caribbean, in the Asia/Pacific region and in Europe. Nationally, AHF provides service in 16 states, including the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. To learn more about AHF, please visit our website: www.aidshealth.orgFind us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/aidshealth and follow us on Twitter: @aidshealthcare and Instagram: @aidshealthcare

The human rights campaignis the largest civil rights organization in the United States working for the equality of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people. HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ+ people are considered full members of society at home, at work and in every community.

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CONTACT: Brandon Wolf; Florida Equality Press Secretary

971.678.5707;[email protected] Canada; AHF National Director of Communications and Community Engagement

770.940.6555;[email protected] Seo; human rights campaign

978.333.6019; [email protected]

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA FLORIDA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: LGBTQ+ AIDS PUBLIC POLICY/STATE GOVERNMENT/LOCAL HEALTH PUBLIC POLICY CONSUMER

SOURCE: Florida Equality

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