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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


Jonathan Adams - Communications Director
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Ian Wilhite - Washington DC Press Secretary

Ian Wilhite covers Washington DC.

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Lambda Legal to Senate: Indecent, Extremist, Anti-LGBT Nominees Have No Place on the Federal Bench

Washington, DC – Following the confirmation of unqualified Leonard Steven Grasz to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit last night, the United States Senate is preparing to put two more of Donald Trump’s extreme, anti-LGBT judicial nominees on the federal bench this week, beginning with of Don Willett to the Fifth Circuit today and James Ho to the same court tomorrow. 

Lambda Legal Slams U.S. Senate for Continued Degradation of the Federal Judiciary This Week

Washington, DC – Today, the United States Senate confirmed Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. In addition, the Senate Judiciary Committee today held a hearing on the nomination of Matthew Kacsmaryk to the U.S. District Court of the Northern District of Texas.

Lambda Legal Urges Senate to Oppose Trump’s Anti-LGBT Judicial Nominees as McConnell Prepares Today to Advance Confirmations of Three More Extreme Nominees to Lifetime Appointments on the Federal Bench

Washington, DC – This week, the United States Senate will potentially put three of Donald Trump’s extreme, anti-LGBT nominees on the federal bench. Today, the full chamber will vote on whether to confirm Leonard Steven Grasz to the U.S.

Lambda Legal Condemns Senate for Confirming Unqualified, Anti-LGBT Judicial Nominee to a Lifetime Appointment on the Federal Bench

Washington, DC – Today, the United States Senate handed Leonard Steven Grasz a lifetime appointment to the federal bench on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, despite being one of only four nominees since 1989 to receive a unanimously unqualified rating by the non-partisan American Bar Association.

Victory! Court Orders U.S. Military to Immediately Halt Ban of Transgender Troops

(SEATTLE, December 11, 2017) – Today, a federal court in Seattle ordered an immediate halt to the Trump Administration’s discriminatory plan to ban transgender people from serving openly in the U.S. Armed Services. The ruling came in the lawsuit brought by Lambda Legal and OutServe-SLDN challenging the ban and prevents the ban from being implemented while the case proceeds.

US Supreme Court Denies Lambda Legal Appeal of LGBT Employment Discrimination Case

WASHINGTON (December 11, 2017) – Today, the U.S. Supreme Court announced it will not review the Lambda Legal case on behalf of Jameka Evans, a Savannah security guard who was harassed at work and forced from her job because she is a lesbian.

Lambda Legal to Senate Judiciary Committee: Stop Advancing Trump’s Dangerous Judicial Nominees on the Backs of LGBT Americans

Washington, DC – Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee continued their relentless push to stack the federal courts with Donald Trump’s anti-LGBT nominees by advancing several nominations to the Senate floor along a party line vote, including the nominations of Leonard Steven Grasz to the U.S.

Lambda Legal Brings Together 28 Other LGBT Organizations to Oppose Nominations of L. Steven Grasz and Mark Norris to Federal Bench Ahead of Senate Judiciary Vote Today, Citing Extreme Anti-LGBT Records

Lambda Legal and 28 other national, state and local LGBT organizations sent a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee ahead of a vote today urging them to oppose the nominations of Leonard Steven Grasz to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit and Mark Norris to the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, stressing that their records “demonstrate that their appointments to the bench would cause grave harm to the LGBT community, as well as many other communities who rely on the federal judiciary to administer fair and impartial justice.”

Lambda Legal Sues Oswego County for Refusal to Cover Transition-Related Care for Transgender Employee

(SYRACUSE, N.Y., November 30, 2017) – Today, Lambda Legal filed a lawsuit against Oswego County and the Oswego County Department of Social Services (DSS) on behalf of Sean Simonson, a retired transgender county employee.

HIV Project Director, Scott Schoettes Reacts to White House World AIDS Day Proclamation

(Chicago, IL, November 30, 2017)—Today, the President issued a World AIDS Day Proclamation.