Tuesday , 22 August 2017

Collin County Gay and Lesbian Alliance Participates in Municipal Elections

Collin County Gay and Lesbian Alliance Participates in Municipal Elections

Collin County Gay and Lesbian Alliance Participates in Municipal Elections

The Collin County Gay & Lesbian Alliance (CCGLA) has sent an online survey to City Council, School Board and Mayoral candidates in Allen, Frisco, Plano, and McKinney. In April, Meet & Greets for candidates are planned in Frisco, Plano, and McKinney.

“Our membership has come to rely on our Voters’ Guide and Meet and Greet events to be informed about those who would represent us at the local level. These representatives have more impact on our daily lives than officials in Austin or Washington,” said CCGLA President Morris Garcia, “The recent spate of teen suicides has reminded our community of the importance of being involved locally.”

Ron Turner, Chair of the Victory Committee added, “The cities of Dallas and Ft Worth have ordinances that prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity and in Austin lawmakers are debating legislation that would protect Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) students against bullying and harassment. We need to elect officials who will advocate for us in Collin County.”

CCGLA has been sending Candidate Questionnaires for a number of years. Results of the survey will be posted on the CCGLA website prior to each event. The purpose of the Meet & Greets is to allow the LGBT community and other fair-minded voters to meet the candidates and discuss issues that are not typically addressed in other forums. The events are informal, non-partisan, and all candidates are invited. Citizens are encouraged to eat, drink and mingle which gives everyone time to get to know the candidates.

The Plano Meet & Greet will be held on Friday April 8, 6:30-8:30 at a private residence. Details at www.ccgla.org . Meet & Greets in Frisco and McKinney are TBD. 
 

Check Also

wildfire

McKinney, TX Fire Department Warns that Wild Fires are Not Only a Rural Problem

MCKINNEY, Texas (Oct. 19, 2015) – Reminiscent of 2011, wildland fires are ravaging the countryside ...

Montres Pas Cher Montres Pas Cher Imitacion de relojes Rolex baratos espa?a Rolex Replica Imitazione Di Orologi Maurice Lacroix Imitazione Di Orologi Longines
sitemap