Charlotte: MeckPAC seeks advocates
Updated: May 23, 2013 at 5:18 pm
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Mecklenburg LGBT Political Action Committee (MeckPAC), is searching for new members to join its steering committee and invites interested parties to attend its June 4 meeting, 6:30-8 p.m., at the LGBT Community Center of Charlotte, 2508 N. Davidson St.
The upcoming meeting will introduce visitors to ways in which members can become more involved in MeckPAC’s activities. Those include evaluating candidates for local office and making endorsements based on how LGBT inclusive they are and working with elected officials to advocate for policy and ordinance changes to make Charlotte-Mecklenburg more LGBT inclusive.
Over the years, MeckPAC has been instrumental in championing causes that have helped shape the landscape on numerous fronts. They worked with the school board on to get sexual orientation and gender identity added to Charlotte-Mecklenburg School’s anti-bullying policy in 2008. MeckPAC was instrumental in getting domestic partner benefits for Mecklenburg County and Charlotte city lesbian and gay employees in 2009 and 2012 respectively. They also worked with elected officials to get sexual orientation added to the county’s non-discrimination policy in 2005 and sexual orientation and gender identity added to the city’s non-discrimination policy in 2010 and 2012.
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