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Speaking the Language of Lawmakers with Jason Lemieux (Grand Rapids)Date:
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Sweet House (formerly Women’s City Club)
254 E. Fulton
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
Phone: (616) 706-2029
Join us for a lecture on Speaking the Language of Lawmakers with Jason Lemieux, CFI’s Director of Government Affairs. By showing us how lawmakers and their staffs operate, Jason’s presentation will empower us to communicate with elected officials in a clear, effective manner. Jason will also give us an overview of federal legislation that affects secular Americans.
Jason will be joined by Jennifer Beahan, the Executive Director of CFI Michigan, who will update us on local advocacy efforts and recap the 2018 Civics Day recently held in Lansing. Join Jason and Jennifer to learn how you can help support CFI’s advocacy and take action as citizen lobbyists!
Meetings are open to the Public and are held in the Auditorium on the lower level. Please use the door on the south side of the building on the lower level (by parking lot).
After the meeting, join us at Vitale’s Sports Bar, 834 Leonard NE, Grand Rapids, MI to socialize. View Map
The Auditorium is wheelchair accessible via a lift immediately inside and to the left of the lower level door.
Center for Inquiry Michigan values full participation for all attendees at all of our events, including participation from individuals with disabilities. Requests for reasonable accommodation may be made by contacting Jennifer Beahan at email@example.com or 616-706-2029 at least three days prior to the event.
Cost: FREE / Suggested Donation $5. Ways to Support CFI & Donate Online
Contact: Jennifer Beahan, firstname.lastname@example.org, 616-698-2342
About Jason Lemieux
Director of Government Affairs, Center for Inquiry Michigan
Jason Lemieux is the Director of Government Affairs at Center for Inquiry. As a veteran of both the U.S. military and Capitol Hill, Jason leads CFI’s efforts in advancing public policy based on reason, science, and humanist values. As a former U.S. Marine and serving three tours of duty in Iraq, Sgt. Lemieux led an intelligence and infantry team in Ramadi. Coming home, he served as a spokesperson and board member for Iraq Veterans Against the War. Jason earned his master’s degree from Columbia University in International Affairs, and was a fellow in the congressional offices of Representatives Mike Thompson (D-CA) and Charlie Rangel (D-NY), and most recently served as a legislative correspondent for U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ). Jason’s written work has appeared in Time Magazine, New York Daily News, and Huffington Post, and he has appeared on PBS Newshour, Al Jazeera English, and even Fox and Friends.