The Governor Done Good

Our Governor is not without her faults, but this past Monday, she countered some of her shortcomings with an act of foresight.

On Monday, Blanco signed Executive Order KBB 2004 – 54, banning discrimination on the basis of race, sex, disability, etc, etc, and sexual orientation in the state government. (The PDF version of the Order is here, if you’re interested.) The Order isn’t just about making GLBT persons feel welcome and ensuring that they have the same opportunities as their straight friends and relatives, it also makes good economic sense: businesses are much more likely to invest in states that foster environments of tolerance.

So do us all a favor and send a note of thanks to the Guv. Even if you’re not from around these parts, you’re a potential tourist–which may make you even more valuable in Blanco’s eyes. Talk about wanting to vacation in a tolerant atmosphere. Talk about GLBT contributions to Louisiana’s cultural economy (a big buzz-term with her these days). Talk about the faboo day spas we run. Whatever.

Anyway, here’s how you reach her

Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, Governor

Louisiana Office of the Governor
P.O. Box 94004
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9004

Primary Phone: 225-342-0991
Secondary Phone: 225-342-7015
Fax: 225-342-7099
E-Mail: Kathleen Babineaux Blanco

2 Comments so far

  1. oyster (unregistered) on December 9th, 2004 @ 4:27 pm

    She’s definitely surprised me in more positive ways than negative. She deserves credit for the order, her energetic travels drumming up business for the state, and for her recent appeal to D.C. for help on coastal restoration

  2. oyster (unregistered) on December 14th, 2004 @ 2:10 pm

    And Congrats on getting your letter published in the T-P the other day.

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