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Pride at Work
June 25, 2020

ICYMI: Pride at Work Endorses Joe Biden

Yesterday, Pride at Work, an organization working towards equality for all LGBTQIA+ individuals in the workplace, announced their endorsement of Joe Biden for President of the United States. Citing Joe Biden’s platform as “possibly the most progressive and transformational platform for LGBTQ equality of any presidential candidate in history,” Pride at Work announced its first presidential endorsement ever.
“Pride at Work has been at the forefront of fighting for social and economic justice for LGBTQ workers for over two decades, making this historic vote especially meaningful. On behalf of Vice President Biden, we are deeply honored and grateful for Pride at Work’s support,” said Erika Dinkel-Smith, Biden for President Director of Labor Engagement and Reggie Greer, Biden for President LGBTQ+ Vote Director. “Joe Biden has dedicated his life to advancing progress for America's middle and working class, and LGBTQ+ workers know too well that President Trump’s policies have not benefited them. More than 20 million Americans are unemployed because of Trump's mishandling of the coronavirus pandemic. Workers need a champion for working people again in the White House — one who will prioritize the needs of LGBTQ+ workers, advance LGBTQ+ equality, eliminate discriminatory policies, and push an economic agenda that ensures LGBTQ+ families can succeed and thrive.” 
Pride at Work issued the following press release:
WASHINGTON – Last night, the Pride at Work National Executive Board took a historic vote to offer its first-ever endorsement for President of the United States. The board voted enthusiastically to endorse former Vice President Joe Biden for President in 2020. The leadership of Pride at Work issued the following responses:

Pride at Work Co-President, Shellea Allen, said: “I am so proud to be a part of this dedicated and thoughtful team of LGBTQ labor leaders, especially as we make history by offering our first endorsement for President. Donald Trump is an unmitigated disaster for working people, for LGBTQ people, for immigrants, for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, for women, and for the world. These unprecedented times require extraordinary action and today, we’re taking ourselves off the sidelines and going all-in for Joe!”

Pride at Work Co-President, Gabe González, said: “Working people know they have a friend in Joe. And I believe the LGBTQ community does, too. Donald Trump’s repeated failures for working people have led to the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, and it will take strong and dedicated leadership to get us back on track. Joe Biden’s leadership is exactly what we need to put people back to work and get our economy moving again. I know Joe Biden will be the most pro-worker and pro-LGBTQ president of my lifetime.”

Pride at Work Executive Director, Jerame Davis, said: “Pride at Work took this historic step to endorse Vice President Biden because we know he’s someone we can hold accountable to his promises. Joe Biden has possibly the most progressive and transformational platform for LGBTQ equality of any presidential candidate in history. His priorities are our priorities and we believe that he will fulfill his promises to lift up marginalized communities and working people. And if he doesn’t, we’ll be there to hold him to account, just like we did when we believed President Obama wasn’t living up to his word.”

Joe Biden’s Plan to Advance LGBTQ+ Equality in America and Around the World is a comprehensive and considered vision for achieving greater equality for LGBTQ people. In his plan, Vice President Biden lays out a vision that not only reverses the damage done by Donald Trump, but pushes the country forward with new regulations and laws that will help level the playing field for the LGBTQ community.

The Vice President’s Plan for Strengthening Worker Organizing, Collective Bargaining, and Unions goes a long way toward righting the wrongs of the past. From checking the abuse of corporate power to making it easier for workers to join and form a union, Joe Biden’s plan will empower working people and help ensure every worker can sustain a family, have access to healthcare, and retire with dignity.

Pride at Work will fight hard every day between now and election day to elect Joe Biden. We encourage everyone in the LGBTQ community – and, indeed all working people – to register to vote and then cast your ballot for Vice President Joe Biden on November 3rd.

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Pride At Work, a 501c4 non-profit, is the largest national organization that builds power for LGBTQIA+ working people. We organize mutual support between the organized Labor Movement and the LGBTQ Community for social and economic justice. We seek full equality for LGBTQIA+ working people in our workplaces, our unions, and the public square. We organize in the spirit of the union movement’s historic motto, “An Injury to One is An Injury to All.” Learn more at

National unions representing a range of other workers and professions have also endorsed Biden, including AFL-CIO, United Farm Workers (UFW), American Postal Workers Union (APWU), the United Steelworkers Union (USW), Transport Workers Union (TWU), International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE), the International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers (IFPTE), International Association of Firefighters (IAFF), United Auto Workers (UAW), International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), National Education Association (NEA), International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW), American Federation of Teachers (AFT), American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), International Association of Bridge, Structural and Ornamental Iron Workers (IW), Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU), Operative Plasterers’ & Cement Masons’ International Association (OPCMIA), and International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), and the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA).