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ADVISORY: CAP to Host Delaware Gov. Jack Markell, Panel of Experts to Discuss the Landscape for LGBT Equality at the State and Local Levels
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ADVISORY: CAP to Host Delaware Gov. Jack Markell, Panel of Experts to Discuss the Landscape for LGBT Equality at the State and Local Levels

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  • Tom Caiazza

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Washington, D.C. — The Center for American Progress will host Delaware Gov. Jack Markell (D) to discuss the future of the movement for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender equality in the face of a hostile federal and state legislative landscape. Gov. Markel will speak on the larger role of governors across the nation to achieve comprehensive nondiscrimination protections at the state and local levels.

A panel featuring Charlotte, North Carolina, City Councilwoman LaWana Mayfield and Equality Texas’ Transgender Programs Coordinator Lou Weaver will discuss the political and legal challenges and opportunities ahead. CAP will release a new report about the key components of nondiscrimination and the empirical evidence for driving comprehensive change.

WHO:
Welcoming remarks:
Winnie Stachelberg, Executive Vice President, External Affairs, Center for American Progress

Keynote remarks:
Gov. Jack Markell (D-DE)

Panelists:
Councilwoman LaWana Mayfield, District 3, Charlotte City Council
Lou Weaver, Transgender Programs Coordinator, Equality Texas

Moderator:
Laura E. Durso, Senior Director, LGBT Research and Communications Project, Center for American Progress

WHEN:
December 8, 2016, 12:00 p.m. ET – 1:30 p.m. ET

WHERE:
Center for American Progress
1333 H Street NW, 10th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005

For more information on this topic or to speak with an expert, contact Tom Caiazza at tcaiazza@americanprogress.org or 202.481.7141.