Cheers to Liberty: An Event to Benefit the ACLU of South Dakota
Join the American Civil Liberties Union of South Dakota, presenting sponsor Mark Meierhenry, featured guest Brendan Johnson, and over 200 influential ACLU supporters, businesses, and community leaders as we eat, drink, and raise funds to support our mission to:
- Hold the government accountable for its treatment of incarcerated people and to make the state criminal justice system more fair
- Fight for LGBT equality in the courts and the legislature by advancing and strengthening protections while defeating backlash legislation
- End voter suppression and guarantee an easy and equal vote for every South Dakota
Keynote speaker Chase Strangio, New York based Staff Attorney, ACLU LGBT & HIV Project, Writer and Activist will give an overview of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender legal and legislative trends in South Dakota and around the country. Strangio’s keynote will demonstrate the way in which a small state like South Dakota’s consideration and advancement of discriminatory legislation that targeted transgender people had a rippling effect on state legislatures around the country.