Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Statement on Conservative Republicans' Failure to Gut the Affordable Care Act - Los Angeles LGBT Center

Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Statement on Conservative Republicans' Failure to Gut the Affordable Care Act

March 24, 2017
Contact: Gil Diaz

In response to the U.S. House of Representatives' non-vote today on plans to gut the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Los Angeles LGBT Center CEO Lorri L. Jean issued the following statement:

"Today the collective voices and concerns of millions of Americans were heard loud and clear on Capitol Hill and at the White House. Thankfully, at least for the moment, the most vulnerable members of the LGBT community, including youth and seniors, will continue to have access to the affordable healthcare that every American deserves.

"But we cannot rest on today’s victory or get complacent. Because, surely, this fight is not over. Nor is it the only important battle to be waged. The LGBT community is facing attacks on many fronts, from devastating budget cuts that threaten funding for housing our seniors and homeless youth to the more than 100 archaic and alarming anti-LGBT bills have been introduced in 29 states. Plus, bigotry and hate have been given greater permission to thrive throughout the nation.

"Whether it’s protecting our right to healthcare or preserving the values that Americans hold most dearly—freedom, justice and equality—we must continue to fight. This is a marathon, not a sprint."

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Since 1969 the Los Angeles LGBT Center has cared for, championed and celebrated LGBT individuals and families in Los Angeles and beyond. Today the Center's more than 600 employees provide services for more LGBT people than any other organization in the world, offering programs, services and global advocacy that span four broad categories: Health, Social Services and Housing, Culture and Education, Leadership and Advocacy. We are an unstoppable force in the fight against bigotry and the struggle to build a better world; a world in which LGBT people can be healthy, equal and complete members of society. Learn more at lalgbtcenter.org.

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