DEBATE: Senator Cory Booker on Civil Rights

On June 26, 2019, night one of the first 2020 Democratic debates, Booker responded to Rep. Tulsi Gabbard on the topic of civil rights saying:

“Civil rights is someplace to begin, but in the African American civil rights community, another place to focus on was to stop the lynching of African-Americans. We do not talk enough about trans Americans, especially African-American trans Americans… and the incredibly high rates of murder right now. We don’t talk enough about how many children, about 30 percent of LGBTQ kids, who do not go to school because of fear. It’s not enough just to be on the Equality Act. I’m an original co-sponsor. We need to have a president that will fight to protect LGBTQ Americans every single day from violence in America.”