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Tom Warnke - Media Relations Director
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Tom Warnke covers the following regions/states:

Western Region:
Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming

South Central Region:
Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas


Graciela Gonzalez – Senior Public Information Officer
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Graciela covers the following regions/states:

Midwest Region:
Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota


Samy Nemir – Public Information Officer

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Samy Nemir covers the following regions/states:

Southern Region:
Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia

Headquarters Region:
Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, Washington DC


Jonathan Adams - Communications Director

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Lambda Legal Congratulates Biden and Harris; Warns of Continued Legal Battles Ahead

The results of the election are clear, and we urge President Trump and his supporters to follow the example set more than 200 years ago, when President Washington set the standard of a peaceful transition, as has every president since who has accepted and honored the will of the people, even those who sought but were denied a second term.

Lambda Legal Insists on a Complete Count and Respect for Democratic Institutions

(New York, NY, November 4, 2020) – Lambda Legal CEO Kevin Jennings today issued the following statement in response to yesterday’s inconclusive presidential election:

Lambda Legal Sues Trump Administration over Ban on Speech about Systemic Racism, Sexism, and Implicit Bias

(San Francisco, CA, November 3, 2020) – Lambda Legal last night filed a federal lawsuit challenging the Trump administration’s recent executive order that prohibits federal contractors and grantees from conducting workplace diversity trainings or engaging in grant-funded work that explicitly acknowledges and confronts the existence of structural racism and sexism in our society.

Victory! U.S. Citizenship of Children of Married Same-Sex Couples Is Secure After U.S. Department of State Folds Following Mounting Court Losses

(RICHMOND, VA AND ATLANTA, GA -- October 27, 2020) – On Monday, two key legal victories on behalf of married same-sex couples and their children became final after the U.S. State Department withdrew its appeal in Kiviti v. Pompeo and decided not to appeal the district court’s decision in Mize-Gregg v. Pompeo. In both cases, federal district courts found the U.S. Department of State’s refusal to recognize the U.S. citizenship of the children born abroad to two married same-sex, U.S. citizen couples to be unlawful.

Lambda Legal Responds to Confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court

(Washington, D.C., October 26, 2020) – This evening, with a 52-48 vote, the Senate confirmed Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the United States Supreme Court. In response, Lambda Legal CEO Kevin Jennings issued the following statement:

Senate Judiciary Committee Advances Nomination of Anti-LGBTQ Judge, Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court

(Washington, D.C., October 22, 2020) – Today, pressing ahead in flagrant disregard of longstanding rules and procedures, Senate Republicans voted unanimously to advance the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the United States Supreme Court. Senate Democrats on the committee walked out from the vote in protest and were counted as absent. The nomination, which Senate Republicans are jamming through at breakneck speed, now moves on to a full Senate floor vote. Judge Barrett could be confirmed as soon as Monday, October 26.

Advocates Urge Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to Affirm Ruling Striking Down Trump Administration Denial of Care Rule

(San Francisco, October 14, 2020) – Today, Lambda Legal, Americans United for Separation of Church and State, the Center for Reproductive Rights, and the County of Santa Clara filed an answering brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit urging the court to affirm a lower court ruling striking down the Denial of Care Rule proposed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Lambda Legal Urges Senate Judiciary Committee to Oppose Confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett

(Washington, D.C., October 9, 2020) — Today, Lambda Legal sent a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee urging the members to oppose Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President Trump’s nominee to fill the seat of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the United States Supreme Court.

Lambda Legal Mourns the Passing of Pioneer Journalist and LGBTQ Advocate Monica Roberts

"Monica was fearless, and she demanded respect for transgender people, no matter who it was. Her love for and her commitment to her community saved lives."

Lambda Legal Applauds Appointment of Martin Jenkins to California Supreme Court

(Los Angeles, CA, October 6, 2020) – California Gov. Gavin Newsom Monday announced the nomination of Martin Jenkins to be an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of California.