Eat Pray Love Author Lobbies Congress to End LGBT Discrimination
Gilbert is joined at today’s press event by Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), lead House sponsor of UAFA; UAFA co-sponsor Congressman Mike Honda (D-CA), Chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus and lead sponsor of the LGBT-inclusive Reuniting Families Act; and Rachel B. Tiven , executive director of the Immigration Equality Action Fund.
More than 36,000 LGBT binational families are impacted by current law, with nearly 17,000 of those families raising young children. In conjunction with Gilbert’s visit to Capitol Hill, the Immigration Equality Action Fund has also launched an online campaign – Engage, Lobby, Love – to encourage allies to join Gilbert in a virtual campaign, on September 30, and call on Congress to pass the Uniting American Families Act.
The event takes place today at 1 pm in Room 2358-C, Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, DC.