2020 Democrats mark Transgender Day of Remembrance

2020 Democrats mark Transgender Day of Remembrance

Multiple Democratic presidential candidates tweeted in support of Transgender Day of Remembrance on Wednesday.

Among those to tweet were former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenDemocrats ask if they have reason to worry about UK result Media organization fights Trump administration over Ukraine documents FOIA Buttigieg releases list of campaign bundlers MORE, Sens. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenDemocrats ask if they have reason to worry about UK result Buttigieg releases list of campaign bundlers Krystal Ball rips Warren's 'passive-aggressive' swipes at rivals MORE (D-Mass.), Bernie SandersBernie SandersDemocrats ask if they have reason to worry about UK result Buttigieg releases list of campaign bundlers Reject National Defense Authorization Act, save Yemen instead MORE (I-Vt.), Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerThe Hill's Campaign Report: 2020 Democrats trading jabs ahead of Los Angeles debate Booker cancels NH activities, campaign says he has the flu Trump neck and neck with top 2020 Democrats in Wisconsin: poll MORE (D-N.J.), Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisSanders revokes congressional endorsement for Young Turks founder Cenk Uygur The Hill's Campaign Report: 2020 Democrats trading jabs ahead of Los Angeles debate New poll finds Sanders surging to within 7 points of Biden in South Carolina MORE (D-Calif.), former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegButtigieg releases list of campaign bundlers Krystal Ball rips Warren's 'passive-aggressive' swipes at rivals Buttigieg: I share a lot of the same values as people protesting my fundraisers MORE.

Several of the candidates referenced the fact that 22 transgender Americans have been killed this year.

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Castro stated that "91% of murdered transgender people are Black trans women," and "34% of Black trans women live in extreme poverty."

"Hateful acts of anti-trans violence have claimed far too many lives—many whose names we’ll never know," Booker said in his tweet.

"Today we honor them," he continued. "To those who continue to face discrimination & violence due to transphobia: I see you, I love you, & will never stop fighting for you."

Transgender Day of Remembrance was first observed in 1999 by transgender advocate Gwendolyn Ann Smith to honor Rita Hester who was killed in 1998. The day is the culmination of Transgender Awareness Week.