Sen. Murray Invites LGBTQ Rights Champion Marci Owens to Trump’s Joint Address to Congress

Sen. Murray Invites LGBTQ Rights Champion Marci Owens to Trump’s Joint Address to Congress

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Marci Owens, Senator Patty Murray and Danni Askini in D.C.
Marci Owens, Senator Patty Murray and Danni Askini in D.C.

Marci was Murray’s guest to the signing of the Affordable Care Act in 2010

U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) has announced that Marci Owens of Seattle will be her guest at Tuesday night’s Joint Address to Congress by Trump. Owens, 17, will join Murray to highlight the devastating impact of Trump and Republicans’ reckless plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act, as well as to denounce recent actions targeting transgender students.

Senator Patty Murray and Danni Askini
Senator Patty Murray and Danni Askini

Along with Owens, Murray also invited Danni Askini, one of the founders and the current Executive Director of Gender Justice League and Trans Pride Seattle, to attend the address.

“I am so proud that Marci and Danni will be joining me to send President Trump a clear message about what so many in our country believe – that we should continue working to move our health care system in the right direction and keep building on the progress we’ve made to ensure everyone, regardless of who they are or who they love, feels safe and welcome in their own country,” said Murray.

Over the years, Murray and Owens have repeatedly spoken out on the importance of passing health care reform and the continued need for greater access to better, more affordable health care. Murray and Owens first met back in 2009, when she shared with Murray the story about how her mother passed away after she became sick, lost her job, and then lost her access to health care.

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