Local advocates sound off on veto override session

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BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD)-  For the first time under the current constitution Louisiana legislators have decided to hold a veto session in an effort to overturn some of Governor John Bel Edwards vetoes.

President of the Louisiana Trans Advocates released this statement moments after the historic veto session was announced:

“The people of Louisiana elected our legislature to solve real, critical issues facing everyday Louisianans. It’s baffling that they would instead choose to spend their time and an extraordinary amount of taxpayer dollars attempting to further discrimination against transgender children,” said Dylan Waguespack, president of Louisiana Trans Advocates. “Rather than overriding the governor’s veto of SB 156 to solve a problem that does not exist, the legislature should do something to address the very real epidemic of violence and harassment trans kids face in Louisana K-12 schools.”

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