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NGLTF unveils "W Watch" Web site

Site will monitor Bush's appointments, track record on issues important to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community

Jan. 14, 2001 - The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force today unveiled its new "W Watch" web site, which will offer valuable information surrounding President-select George W. Bush's nominees and record on issues important to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) community.

The site will also include a "Bush-O-Meter," which will track the number of openly GLBT people appointed to the Bush Administration as well as the number of positive GLBT-related initiatives launched by Bush. (Currently, both counters are stuck on zero.)

And it will provide timely information on inauguration protests and on the continuing election-related controversy in Florida, where tens of thousands of votes went uncounted after the Nov. 7 election.

"The price of democracy is eternal vigilance and we must be ever vigilant to ensure that we are counted in the Bush administration," said NGLTF Executive Director Elizabeth Toledo. "During the next four years Bush will not be able to hide his record on GLBT issues and GLBT appointees. W. Watch will hold him accountable."

To visit W Watch, simply go to www.ngltf.org and click on the "George W. Watch" button.


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