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Go Harrison – Orlando Shooting aftermath/gun rights – 06.20.16

Guest One: NADINE SMITH – Executive Director of Equality Florida

“Nadine was national co-chair for the 1993 March on Washington, taking part in the first-ever meeting between LGBT leaders and a sitting U.S. president. She served on the founding board of the International Gay and Lesbian Youth Organization.

An award-winning journalist, Nadine co-founded Equality Florida and became a leading voice for state-level LGBT organizing. She served four terms as Equality Federation co-chair. In 2013, she was named by Florida Diversity Council as one of the “Most Powerful and Influential Women” in Florida. Nadine was recently appointed to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Florida Advisory Committee.”

What is Equality Florida?

“Equality Florida is the largest civil rights organization dedicated to securing full equality for Florida’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community. Through education, grassroots organizing, coalition building, and lobbying, we are changing Florida so that no one suffers harassment or discrimination on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity. “

Guest Two: COLEEN ROWLEY – Former FBI Special Agent for 24 years & whistle blower, Currently writing for the Huffington Blog & Consortiumnews.com

HOT TIP: HERE IS WHAT SHE IS GOING TO WANT TO COVER SO PREPARE FOR HER TO ALWAYS PIVOT IN THIS DIRECTION. Might simply things to just read this so that she doesn’t feel the need to say it.

“Coleen worked as an FBI Special Agent for almost 24 years, thirteen of which as the Minneapolis Division Legal Counsel. As a whistleblower, she furnished information to the Joint Intelligence Committee Inquiry, the Senate Judiciary Committee and Department of Justice Inspector General’s investigation of FBI failures before 9-11. She also warned the FBI Director before war was launched on Iraq, that this war would likely prove counterproductive and serve to escalate terrorism and the militarization of domestic policing, such that the FBI would become helpless in the face of escalating violence.”

Guest Three: ERIN PALETTE – OPERATION BLAZING SWORD & BLUE COLLAR PREPPING

“Ms. Erin Palette is a blogger and a prepper. Active in both the LGBTQ and gun community, she has been a concealed pistol carrier since 2012 and came out as trans in 2013. She believes that gun rights are civil rights, and that armed gays don’t get bashed. You can find her at BlueCollarPrepping.Com, and her project to unite gun owners with LGBTQ people seeking training can be found at www.facebook.com/OperationBlazingSword. “

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