Shreveport, LA – June 27, 2018
PACE (People Acting for Change and Equality) will be conducting a Shreveport Mayoral Forum open to the public with the Shreveport mayoral candidates on Sunday, August 19th from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the Deaf Action Center (601 Jordan Street). PACE is a nonpartisan organization that works to advance equality in Northwest Louisiana so that the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community can lead open, honest, responsible, and safe lives at home and in the workplace. We believe that the most effective way to achieve these goals is to educate our communities and to constructively participate in the political process. PACE conducted previous Shreveport Mayoral Forums in 2006, 2010, and 2014. Over 160 people and all the mayoral candidates attended our last forum in 2014.
There will be an hour-long Q & A followed by a reception that will allow the candidates to meet our members as individuals. Our membership consists of college students to clergy, librarians to lawyers, artists to professors, young adults to senior citizens; Democrats, Republicans, Libertarians, and independents; liberals, conservatives, and moderates; LGBT people and their allies. Our previous mayoral forums have been very cordial and have given the candidates and our members a good opportunity to get to know one another better.
Public policy research shows that knowledge-based workers use a city’s attitude towards its LGBT community as a proxy to determine whether that city will provide a welcoming and stimulating environment for diverse perspectives which fire innovation and entrepreneurship. PACE will not be endorsing any candidate, but will simply make the views of each candidate known to our members. Candidates for other offices will be recognized at the forum.
To follow information about the forum, see the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2101063266574532/
For more information about PACE, Northwest Louisiana’s leading advocacy organization for the LGBT community, visit us at https://www.pacelouisiana.org/ or find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pacelouisiana/.
Adrienne Critcher, PACE Political & Communications Director