Jacques formerly served as president and executive director of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) which is the nation's largest bipartisan gay rights organization - an organization known for endorsing both Democrats and Republicans. Jacques oversaw significant growth in fundraising and membership, including a record $30 million budget for 2004 and a membership that now exceeds 600,000. She vastly increased the organization’s internal and external diversity and established a strong national presence with a record amount of media coverage.
Jacques took the helm of HRC after serving nearly a dozen years in the Massachusetts State Senate as the first openly gay State Senator in Massachusetts history. She was first elected to her seat at the relatively young age of 29 in a traditionally conservative district, proving her ability to speak to constituents across a spectrum of ideologies.
As a State Senator, Jacques was a leader on civil rights and equality in the Massachusetts Legislature. In 1996, she successfully pushed for the inclusion of sexual orientation in the Commonwealth’s Hate Crimes Statute. She also passed legislation establishing standby guardianship provisions to protect the children of AIDS patients and other chronically ill individuals. With recent statistics showing that 42% of all homeless youth are gay, she has been an outspoken and tireless advocate for the needs of gay and lesbian youth in Massachusetts. She was a leading Senate advocate on civil rights, consumer protection, criminal justice and victim’s rights. She authored and passed over 40 pieces of legislation including the landmark Gun Control Act of 1995, the 1998 Consumer Protection Act and the 2000 Clergy Abuse Mandatory Reporting Act.
Before her six terms in the State Senate, Jacques served as an Assistant District Attorney in Middlesex County, MA and went on to serve as an Assistant Attorney General in the Trial Bureau of the Attorney General’s Office. She was an Adjunct Professor of Law at Suffolk University Law School, and served on several state and local boards. Now in Washington, D.C. Jacques is an Adjunct Professor at George Washington University's Graduate School of Political Management.
Jacques lives with her spouse Jennifer, who serves as Executive Director of the Family Pride Coalition – the nation’s largest organization dedicated exclusively to gay families. They live in Washington, D.C., where they are raising their twin boys, Timmy and Tommy.
RSVP significa Resdond Sie Vou Plea (o algo asi, pero esta en Frances).
Bueno, de todos modos, con la promesa de Pizza gratis, fui a la reunion, la verdad estuvo bien interesante, lo unico que no me gusto fue la compraracion de los derechos de los inmigrantes con los derechos de los Gays, no por algo racista u homofobico, pero sino por que me parecen que hay mas inmigrantes con problemas que gays con problemas, pero bueno.
Por suerte si habia Pizza gratis. Aca dejo un video: