TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! LGBT GROUP SWITCHEROO TO FIGHT AGAINST DISCRIMINATION!!!
Check the latest news from a Kansas City LGBT political group that is soon to have even more pull . . .
Congrats to Kansas City locals who give this effort a Kansas City Connection.
Missourians for Equality Changes Its Name, Forms Board of Directors Statewide LGBT Campaign Embraces All Encompassing Changes
COLUMBIA, Mo.- September 9, 2013 – Missourians for Equality, in capturing momentum from its victory in Kirksville as well as recent successes nationwide from Equality Texas to Equality North Carolina, and the Supreme Court’s historic decision on DOMA and Proposition 8, will begin working statewide as Equality Missouri on September 9, 2013.
The launch of Equality Missouri’s new name coincides with the formation of its first Board of Directors. The Board will lead the campaign forward in its mission to provide equality for all citizens of Missouri. The Chair of the Board, Allison R. Levin, explained why she accepted the position, “As somebody who has taught Gender and the Law and Constitutional Law, it is impossible to justify the lack of equality when looking at the Constitution. I look forward to being on the front lines of bringing equality to everyone in Missouri.”
Levin is a licensed attorney in Missouri and Illinois, and has spent the last seven years working as a professor and debate coach. Vice chair Jacob Lyonfields is a St. Louis native who has worked in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, including issues related to environmental sustainability, and the local LGBT community for many years. Treasurer Caleb-Michael Files has served as a Field Manager for a number of political campaigns, and acts in a number of community roles in Kansas City, including being the youngest member of the Committee for County Progress. Secretary George Koors is a graduate student and researcher at Truman State University with broad international experience and a devotion to the rights of all Missourians.
Equality Missouri is a nonpartisan campaign that seeks to expand Missouri’s nondiscrimination statutes to include discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The campaign is currently collecting the 104,934 signatures it will need in order to place the proposal on the November 2014 ballot. For more information please contact Kelsey Smith atKelsey@EqualityMO.org or 573-340-5428 or visit EqualityMO.org.