WASHINGTON, D.C., November 15, 2018 – Following the announcement that Chad Griffin will step down as president of the Human Rights Campaign, an AFJ member organization, AFJ President Nan Aron released the following statement:

“Alliance for Justice is honored to have worked in partnership with Chad Griffin, a tireless champion for the rights and dignity of all people. Chad has been at the forefront of the fight for LGBTQ rights at one of the most challenging and rewarding periods in the movement’s history. Under his leadership, Human Rights Campaign has also been a vital partner in the fight against President Trump’s anti-LGBTQ judicial nominees, and their work has helped defeat nominees who posed some of the greatest threats to LGBTQ rights. Chad’s commitment and courage have made millions of people’s lives better and a great organization stronger than ever, and we are all deeply grateful.”