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Victory! Anti-Transgender Proposition Defeated in Anchorage

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Equality Federation celebrates the defeat of anti-transgender Proposition 1 in Anchorage, Alaska and congratulates our member organization Alaskans Together for Equality and Fair Anchorage for this hard-fought victory.

This is the first time voters defeated a ballot measure that singles out transgender people for discrimination, and sets a historic precedent as we work to defeat an anti-transgender statewide measure in Massachusetts.

Equality Federation served on the steering committee and supported the campaign with strategy, ongoing analysis, and sophisticated voter outreach and engagement tools.

Rebecca Isaacs, Executive Director, Equality Federation

“This historic win for equality is a testament to the fair-minded majority of voters in Anchorage and the extraordinary voter turnout efforts by Fair Anchorage, Alaskans Together for Equality, and the many volunteers on the ground. All Americans, including transgender people and their families, should have the opportunity to be themselves without fear of discrimination.”

Elias, Board President, Alaskans Together for Equality

“While we should all celebrate today with Anchorage, we know our work in Alaska is not done. Working side by side with partners like the Equality Federation, we will all look forward to the day when every LGBTQ Alaskan — and every LGBTQ visitor to Alaska — enjoys the protections that citizens of Anchorage affirmed this week.”

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