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Nebraska state senator launches Don’t Legislate Hate PAC

Nebraska Senator Machaela Cavanaugh, a Democrat, has been slow to act on the floor as a filibuster on a bill banning gender-affirming health care for transgender youth, but on Monday announced a new Political Action Committee. announced the launch of

The Don’t Legislate Hate PAC is committed to electing pro-LGBTQ equality candidates to state legislatures nationwide.

Kavanaugh, who has filibustered every bill in the state’s unicameral legislature since Feb. 24, says she will start the PAC alongside two of her Democratic colleagues, Nebraska Senators Megan Hunt and John Fredrickson. Stated.

“I am launching a political action committee called DontLegislateHate.org” “GMA3” interview.

“[W]We’re hearing from people in Nebraska and across the country wanting to know how they can support our work and what steps they can take to reinvigorate our work,” Cavanaugh said. says Mr. “And because we decided this was a good step in the right direction to start a Political Action Committee, to support our candidates and stop this kind of legislation across the country, and definitely here in Nebraska. You can have a conversation with

Nearly 450 bills targeting the rights of LGBTQ Americans were introduced this year by lawmakers in at least 44 states. American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) contains a record number of bills specifically targeting transgender people.

According to the ACLU, at least 24 anti-LGBTQ bills have passed this year, already surpassing the record of 29 bills passed last year.

This year, Democrats in Republican-dominated state legislatures have struggled to respond to a string of bills that threaten to roll back the rights of LGBTQ people across the country, turning to tactics such as filibusters to force compromise. increasingly dependent.

A group of Missouri senators last month filibustered for days on a bill that would bar transgender youth from accessing gender-affirming health care. most major medical institutionsSenators pushed the bill forward last month after Democrats held the seat for more than 13 hours in an all-night filibuster to facilitate backroom negotiations with Republican leaders.

Bills have also advanced to ban transgender women and girls from competing on women’s sports teams.

Cavanaugh’s Don’t Legislate Hate PAC uses its national platform to support state-level candidates “with the courage to stop anti-LGBTQ+ laws nationwide.” Post to Twitter.

“Our team believes that everyone deserves to live in a society that respects diversity, inclusion and equality, and we will work tirelessly to make this vision a reality. is an attack on all of us.” Posting on the PAC website.

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