Texas Competes Managing Director Jessica Shortall says we could see a bipartisan nondiscrimination bill next year if the state legislature flips to blue in the November election

Jessica Shortall Pushes LGBTQ Equality at Texas Competes

The Forrest Files: October 27, 2020

“One really heartwarming thing I’ve heard from a couple of big businesses is that the Texas Competes model of informing and organizing has influenced how they’re tackling these other big issues.”

You also presented a TEDx talk titled “The American Case for Paid Maternity Leave” in 2015. The video of that talk has since amassed about 1.5 million views. What did you learn from that experience? And, five years later, are we any closer to what you argued for regarding maternity leave?



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