HRC announces Ashley Jackson as Alabama State Director - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

HRC announces Ashley Jackson as Alabama State Director

(Source: MGN Online) (Source: MGN Online)
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

The Human Rights Campaign announced on Wednesday Ashley Jackson will be the Alabama state director. She will lead the organization's Project One America effort across the state.

The Project One American is an effort to bring equality to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people or LGBT. Jackson will collaborate with local organizations to change the way the public thinks and build more inclusive institutions, while advancing enduring legal protections.

"Ashley is a Southern woman to the heart--growing up in Mississippi, but spending most of her time now in the great state of Alabama," said Project One America director Brad Clark. "Ashley knows what it takes to work with Alabama community groups and lawmakers to bring LGBT Alabamians the respect and dignity they deserve."

Jackson, who was born and raised in Mississippi, is the co-founder of the Mississippi Safe Schools Coalition. She began her work in Alabama at the Southern Poverty Law Center as the LGBT liaison.

"The South is my home and I love Alabama dearly," said Jackson. "I know Alabama can make a positive change to ensure all people have equal opportunities and respect of the law."

HRC launched Project One America earlier this year to improve the lived experience of LGBT people.

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