Victoria Stoklasa earned a Master of Arts in Political Science with an emphasis in Public Policy from American Public University in 2012. Her thesis, “Improving Missouri’s Petition Initiative Process”, was abridged and published as the guest column “Missouri’s Flawed Initiative Process” in the Independence Examiner. Victoria’s political work includes serving as a board member for the City of Independence Citizens with Disabilities Advisory Board. She worked with Missouri Governor Jay Nixon’s successful re-election campaign in 2012 as staging location director for the Jackson County Democrats office. In 2010, she and several other Missourians circulated the petition for Constitutional Amendment to Article X, Relating to State, County, and Municipal Taxes; the petition passed by popular vote. Victoria lives with her loving mate, Thaddeus Stoklasa. To learn more about Victoria, visit www.victoriastoklasa.com.
on Aug. 03, 2013 :
As a lesbian woman and a friend of a number of other LGBT people I am always interested in knowing more about my rights and their rights, and the battle to make things equal for everybody. When I ran across this essay I was immediately drawn to the idea of transgendered people having their rights taken from them in Texas. The author really provides a well thought-out and compelling essay about the limited (and possibly quickly dwindling) rights of transgendered people in Texas, allowing the reader to get the facts and arguments for/against the possible removal of those rights. Though I don't live in Texas or know anyone who does, I am certainly interested in knowing more, because knowledge is power... especially in a world where those who don't fit the definition of "normal" have their rights restricted.
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