Spencer Pride Inc. Director Kim Fidler asks a question of Senator Bassler.
UPDATE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO WINTER WEATHER. THE NEXT LEGISLATIVE BREAKFAST WILL TAKE PLACE ON SATURDAY, MARCH 21st AT 7:30 AM.
This Saturday, February, the 21st, the second legislative breakfast of this year will be held in Owen County. This event begins at 7:30 a.m. and is held at Owen Valley Christian Fellowship – 338 State Highway 43 in Spencer.
The legislative breakfast is a great opportunity to hear from your elected state legislators and to ask them questions about issues that are important to you. The Owen County Chamber of Commerce coordinates 2-3 legislative breakfasts per year. The first breakfast, held last month, was sponsored by Spencer Pride, Inc.
We encourage you to attend the breakfast, especially in light of the religious discrimination bill being introduced (SB 101). Spencer Pride president Jonathan Balash asked Senator Bassler about the bill during the January breakfast, but the new senator was not yet familiar with the language and committed to following up with Jonathan. Jonathan sent an e-mail to the Senator this week to reiterate his opposition to the bill and received a cordial “I’ll consider your feedback when reviewing the legislation” response.
Jonathan was not alone in representing Spencer Pride Inc. at the January breakfast. Several other Pride volunteers were present, including half of the board of directors. It is anticipated that several volunteers will be attending the second breakfast tomorrow. Having public support for Spencer Pride Inc., and in opposition to the religious-based discrimination legislation, is very important to us. We hope that you will be able to attend.
Donuts and drinks will be provided by this month’s sponsor.
See you in the morning!
Eric Jones (a member of our Board of Directors) attended the breakfast with his family (wife Larissa & son Levi)