Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Sanders Responds To Tans Group Questionnaire — But Not Clinton

By Washington Blade, May 24, 2016 

A newly formed pro-transgender political action committee has sent out a questionnaire to each of the major 2016 presidential candidates — but only Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders has responded.

The Trans United Fund, launched in April with the goal of building the transgender community’s political power, sent out a questionnaire to campaigns for both Hillary Clinton and Sanders. Although the Clinton campaign initially signaled it would answer the questions, the campaign has yet to return the questionnaire, the committee says.

Monica Roberts, a Houston-based advisory member of the Trans United Fund presidential endorsement committee, chided Clinton for neglecting to respond to the survey, saying off-the-record commitments from political candidates on trans rights are no longer sufficient.

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