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Toby's List: Upcoming Town Halls

Town halls are traditionally used by congresspeople to hear from those that elected them. Wouldn't it be nice to see them packed to the brim with more kids like Toby Smith?  “Donald Trump makes Mexicans not important to people who are in Arkansas who like Mexicans, like me and my grandma, and all my people” - Toby Smith Good job, kid! Wanna be like Toby? Check the #TobysList of upcoming town halls below!  February 24th Marc Veasey (D-TX) Date/Time: Friday, Feb. 24, 2017 / 7:30 AM – 9 AM CT Location: Tia Dora’s Bakery and Cafe, 2478 W. Illinois Ave. , Dallas, TX Chuck Grassley (R-IA) Date/Time: Friday, Feb. 24, 2017 / 8 AM – 9 AM CT Location: Parkersburg Civic Center, 502 3rd St., Parkersburg, IA Bill Cassidy (R-LA) Date/Time: Friday, Feb. 24, 2017 / 9:30 AM CT Location: Breaux Bridge City Hall, 120 Berard St., Breaux Bridge, LA Please RSVP to Shawn Hanscom at Betty McCollum (D-MN) Date/Time: Friday, Feb. 24, 2017 / 10 A

NLGJA: Keep Black History Month Black PT. 1

Wherein, I, Faith Cheltenham, ask NLGJA to "Keep Black History Month Black" PT. 1 (the email that went out to National Association of Gay and Lesbian Journalists subscribers today featuring some amazing Black LGBTQ writers and white Buzzfeed LGBTQ writer Dominic Holden...) EMAIL TITLE:   NLGJA   Continues to Honor Black History Month   To honor Black History Month,  NLGJA  is highlighting the work of our members who have contributed to broader understanding of LGBTQ issues in the black community. Each year  NLGJA  honors journalists who write on a wide array of issues related to the LGBTQ community reaching different audiences across many platforms. This week we recognize Tre’vell Anderson, Dominic Holden and The Advocate magazine, all of whom have received recognition in our  Excellence in Journalism Award  program for their positive impact on the representation of the black LGBTQ community and diversity in the media.   Tre’vell Anderson’s  L.A. Times arti