Geoff Kors takes up new role at NCLRTop Highlights, Around the Nation Thursday, September 6th, 2012
SAN FRANCISCO – The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) has announced that Geoff Kors, a long-time leader in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender movement, has joined NCLR’s staff as senior legislative and policy strategist. Kors will work with NCLR State Legislative Director Connie Utada and NCLR Policy Director Maya Rupert to strengthen and expand the organization’s advocacy on national, state, and local legislative and policy initiatives.
In this new role, Kors will provide strategic support to state and local groups, including helping groups identify opportunities to make legislative and policy advances, develop messaging and public education campaigns, work with coalition partners, and build political support for specific initiatives. He will also support NCLR’s development team, and work with NCLR’s national partners to advance federal legislation and policy to protect LGBT people.
“Few people have had a greater positive impact on the lives of LGBT people and their families than Geoff,” said NCLR Executive Director Kate Kendell. “We are thrilled to have such an accomplished strategist and leader on our team. Geoff will play a pivotal role in providing support to state and local groups, with the goal of enacting laws that will benefit millions of people in states and localities across the country.”
Kors is the former executive director of Equality California (EQCA), where he served from 2002 to 2011 and helped pass more than 70 pieces of legislation benefiting the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. v
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