Freedom for All Americans Statement on Loss of Civil Rights Pioneer Julian Bond

August 16, 2015 • 9:34 am

Dan Rafter | | 202-448-0242

Freedom for All Americans Statement on Loss of Civil Rights Pioneer Julian Bond

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Freedom for All Americans campaign manager Matt McTighe released the following statement this morning after news of Julian Bond’s passing:

“Julian Bond’s tireless advocacy for fairness and equality improved the lives of generations of Americans. He was committed to making our country a better place for all, and he did so by always speaking out and reminding us of our responsibility to treat one another with love, with dignity and with respect. Mr. Bond’s loss will be deeply felt, but he leaves behind a powerful legacy that will reverberate throughout the civil and human rights movement for decades to come.”

Mr. Bond served as a former chairman of the NAACP and co-founded the Southern Poverty Law Center. He was a dedicated advocate for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality as well, speaking out on an array of issues ranging from marriage equality to nondiscrimination protections.

Freedom for All Americans is the bipartisan campaign dedicated to ensuring every gay and transgender American is fully protected from discrimination under the law, no matter where they live. Our work brings together Republicans and Democrats, businesses big and small, people of faith, and allies from all walks of life to make the case for comprehensive nondiscrimination protections that ensure everyone is treated fairly and equally.


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