Meeting planners are becoming very attuned to their members' cultural issues these days — and making decisions accordingly. For example, the National Council of La Raza pulled its 2009 conference out of Kansas City after hearing of the appointment of a member of the Minutemen, considered to be a racist organization by the association, to a city commission. The American Library Association said “no thanks” to Cincinnati after the city passed anti-gay legislation in the 1990s and took its ...

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