Killing Bad Bills: How to Stop the Bad Bills from Progressing in the State Legislature

Forum For Equality Managing Director Sarah Jane Brady will be presenting the following workshop at the Louisiana Queer Conference on April 21 at Coates Hall at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.

Killing Bad Bills: How to Stop the Bad Bills from Progressing in the State Legislature

A history of bills that have been stopped in committee and on the floor in the Louisiana Legislature. The different types of arguments and advocacy plans that have been utilized at the various levels (lobbying, committees, floor votes, media, judiciary, etc.) will be presented. This is best for audiences that are interested in advocacy, state legislative procedures and history of Louisiana equality movement.

The keynote speaker will be Mara Keisling, the founding Executive Director of the National Center for Transgender Equality

Mara Keisling is the founding Executive Director of the National Center for Transgender Equality.  Mara is a transgender-identified woman and a parent.Since NCTE was founded in 2003, the organization was part of coalition efforts that have won significant advances in transgender equality such as the passage of the first ever transgender-inclusive federal legislation, modification of the State Department rules for changing gender markers on passports, and the historic first Congressional Hearing on transgender issues.

About Forum For Equality

The Forum For Equality is a statewide human rights organization dedicated to the establishment of a society free from discrimination and to the support of good government. We believe that the fastest and most efficient way to achieve these goals is to educate our communities and to constructively participate in the political process.
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