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August 17, 2016

Americas: ASAE Announces New Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives

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In the wake of recent legislation passed in North Carolina and elsewhere that was considered by many to be exclusionary for and discriminatory against gay, lesbian, bi/transgender people, the American Society of Association Executives’ board of directors recently adopted a diversity and inclusion advocacy and policy model and approved new contract language for its future events. 

ASAE President and CEO John H. Graham IV, FASAE, CAE, at a press conference held during the annual meetingThe idea, says the organization, is to “protect ASAE against possible discriminatory legislation that might threaten the success of a planned meeting or convention. Associations cannot afford the reputational risk of being associated with or doing business in jurisdictions that are perceived to be discriminatory.”

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