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2020 Public Policy Platform, Calendar Announced

Mid America LGBT Chamber of Commerce policy and advocacy

The Chamber's Board of Directors has approved its 2020 Public Policy Platform and announced its 2020 Public Policy Calendar.

At the January 16th board meeting of the Mid-America LGBT Chamber, Public Policy Committee Chair and Board Member Leon Harden presented the final draft of the 2020 Public Policy Platform and it was approved unanimously. The top Public Policy issues for the Chamber in 2020 are:

  • Market Access for LGBTQ Employees and Consumers
  • Non-Discrimination Legislation Protecting LGBTQ Employees and Citizens
  • Access to Culturally Competent Healthcare
  • Family Benefits for LGBTQ Families
  • Safe and Reliable Public Transportation for LGBTQ Riders

2020 Public Policy Calendar

Along with the passing of the Public Policy Platform, the committee also release its 2020 Public Policy Calendar. This is a calendar of events and communications that will occur throughout the year to reinforce the Public Policy Platform and engage members around issues of Public Policy.

January 2020

Platform Approved and Calendar Announced

The Public Policy Platform will be approved and released to Chamber membership, and the Public Policy Committee will release its first Public Policy Calendar.

February 2020

Queer the Census

The Public Policy Committee will release communication related to the 2020 Census and why it's important for LGBTQ people to be represented.

March 2020

Voter Registration Drive 

The Public Policy Committee will provide direction and communication to help members get registered to vote and make an informed decision.

April 2020

Public Policy Forum at MasterMinds 

The Public Policy Forum will be held for Chamber members to get involved in local issues and connect with local elected officials.

May 2020

Legislative Session Update

The Public Policy Committee will release an update on current bills, key issues, and representative voting.

June 2020

Representative Round Table

The Public Policy Committee will host a round table event with local, state, and nationally elected leaders to talk about current policy issues.

About the Public Policy Committee

The Public Policy Committee of the Mid-America LGBT Chamber of Commerce exists to advocate for the Chamber's Public Policy Platform and influence legislation at all levels of government, furthering the economic well-being of its members.

Upcoming Events

Contact Information

For all general and media inquiries, please contact the office of the Executive Director of the Mid-America LGBT Chamber of Commerce.

Suzanne Wheeler (She/Her/Hers)

Suzanne Wheeler
Executive Director

Call:   (816) 474-3558
Mail:   P.O. Box 5961, Kansas City, Missouri 65171

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