The Hill reports:
Multiple Democratic presidential candidates tweeted in support of Transgender Day of Remembrance Wednesday. Among those to tweet were former Vice President Joe Biden, Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro and South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg. Several of the candidates focused on the fact that 22 transgender Americans have been killed this year.
In 2019, at least 22 transgender Americans—mostly Black trans women—have been targeted and murdered. We can never stop saying and remembering their names.
On Transgender Day of Remembrance, we must recommit to seeking justice for the lives taken and ending this epidemic. #TDOR
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) November 20, 2019
At least 22 transgender and gender non-conforming people have been killed in America this year. Tonight, I’m thinking of them and those whose deaths may never be reported. We must all commit to building a country where transgender Americans are safe, equal, and free. https://t.co/mUfDdBLWCD
— Pete Buttigieg (@PeteButtigieg) November 20, 2019
On this Transgender Day of Remembrance, we honor the memory of those we’ve lost—at least 22 trans and gender non-conforming people killed this year—and recommit to ridding this hate-filled violence from our society. Everyone deserves to live open and proud and free without fear.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) November 20, 2019
— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) November 20, 2019
91% of murdered transgender people are Black trans women.
34% of Black trans women live in extreme poverty.
— Julián Castro (@JulianCastro) November 20, 2019
Hateful acts of anti-trans violence have claimed far too many lives—many whose names we’ll never know. Today we honor them. To those who continue to face discrimination & violence due to transphobia: I see you, I love you, & will never stop fighting for you. #TDoR2019
— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) November 20, 2019