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ACLU issues travel advisory against trips to Texas

The ACLU has issued a warning to would-be travelers to the state of Texas that their visit may result in a violation of their constitutional rights.

On May 9, the American Civil Liberties Union issued a “travel alert” informing anyone planning to travel to Texas in the near future to anticipate the possible violation of their constitutional rights when stopped by law enforcement. Continue reading ACLU issues travel advisory against trips to Texas

June Networking Lunch – WSU Chancellor Lisa Brown

Our June Speaker is WSU Chancellor Lisa Brown. Before becoming Chancellor, she was the state Senate Majority Leader and a champion of LGBT rights. She will discuss what it means to be an Ally and Advocate for LGBT Rights.

When: June 14 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm.

Where: Spokane Valley Event Center, 10514 E Sprague Ave

Register Here

Thank you to our Lunch Sponsor and Chamber Partner, BECU

For more information, contact:

Charles Smaltz, Membership Representative
509-455-3699
charles@inbachamber.org

Transgender Non-Discrimination Protections Make Mother’s Day Special for Washington Families

Washington Won’t Discriminate rallied and successfully fought off I-1515, the attempt to repeal Washington’s transgender non-discrimination laws. Now, they’re highlighting three families who would be deeply impacted if Washington’s longstanding transgender non-discrimination protections were repealed at the ballot box this fall. The mother of one of those families is our very own Betsy White, President of the Board for INBA Outreach, the philanthropic arm of Inland Northwest Business Alliance. Continue reading Transgender Non-Discrimination Protections Make Mother’s Day Special for Washington Families

North Carolina Governor to Issue Executive Order For Full LGBTQ Rights

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper (D) vowed Tuesday to issue an executive order  to increase protections for LGBTQ people in the state. The pledge follows the state’s controversial partial repeal of HB2, a law barring local governments from passing any anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay and transgender people.

“I had a choice. Do I continue to make a statement and pound the table and nothing happen? Or do I take a positive step, make progress and continue to fight?”

City Hall to raise Pride Flag this June

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Join us in making history as we celebrate the first raising of the PRIDE Flag at Spokane City Hall. This year is the 26th year that we have celebrated Pride in Spokane and we are excited to announce that for the first time in history we will be raising the Pride Flag over City Hall to kick off PRIDE month.

Immediately following the ceremony join us for the Proclamation of Pride Month at 6pm. We encourage all members of the community to join us in solidarity and celebration of the LGBTQIA community.

Your Guide to Pride: 2017

Celebrate Spokane Pride With INBA! “May the Pride Be With You”

Ready be a part of the largest family-friendly Pride Parade and Festival in the Northwest? We’re getting our businesses and volunteers set up for the Spokane Pride March and Festival on Saturday, June 10 in the Lilac Meadows at Riverfront Park.

Scroll down to see all the ways you and your business can get involved in Pride. Continue reading Your Guide to Pride: 2017

Patty Murray reintroduces anti-harassment legislation to U.S. Senate

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Thursday, April 27, 2017                                                                                            (202) 224-2834

As LGBTQ Students and Schools Across the Country Grapple with “Trump Effect,” Senator Murray Redoubles Efforts to Pass Anti-Harassment Legislation

Senator Murray reintroduces Tyler Clementi Higher Education Anti-Harassment Act to require colleges and universities to establish clear anti-harassment policies

LGBTQ youth are twice as likely to be harassed than their peers, yet there is no federal requirement that schools have policies in place to protect these students

Legislation is named after Tyler Clementi, a freshman at Rutgers University, who took his own life after experiencing harassment, bullying

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), along with Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Congressman Mark Pocan (D-WI), reintroduced legislation aimed at reducing bullying and harassment that affects one in five students at colleges and universities across the country. The Tyler Clementi Higher Education Anti-Harassment Act of 2017 would require institutions of higher education to establish policies to prohibit harassment based on actual or perceived race, color, national origin, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religion. The bill also establishes a grant program to support campus anti-harassment activities and programs. The legislation is named after Tyler Clementi, a freshman at Rutgers University who took his own life after his roommate and another student invaded his privacy and harassed him over the Internet. Continue reading Patty Murray reintroduces anti-harassment legislation to U.S. Senate

May Networking Lunch

John Lemus of the Spokane Human Rights Commission will be presenting their 2017 Work Plan and providing an overview of the Subcommittees, like the LGBTQIA subcommittee. The Human Rights Commission advises and makes recommendations to the City Council regarding issues related to human rights and unjust discrimination.

When: Wednesday, May 10  11:30 – 1:00

Where: Centerplace Regional Event Center, 2426 N Discovery Pl, Spokane Valley, Washington 99216

Register Here