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Texas Welcomes All - Executive Update

Jan. 12, 2017


Last week, the "Privacy Protection Act," or the "Bathroom Bill," was introduced in Austin to legislate discrimination against transgender people. VisitDallas does not support this proposed legislation and will work to stop any effort that discriminates or has an adverse effect on growing the tourism economy.

This week, VisitDallas and other businesses, CVBs and tourism organizations held a press conference on the steps of the State Capitol to show unity against this legislation and announce a new coalition called Texas Welcomes All. 

VisitDallas' President and CEO Phillip J. Jones' statement
Texas Welcomes All Press Release

Phillip J. Jones, President and CEO of VisitDallas, speaking at the press conference

Deborah Sexton, President and CEO of the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA), speaking at the press conference

Susan Robertson, Executive Vice President of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), speaking at the press conference