Currently, MTPC is dedicated to passing legislation protecting transgender rights across the state. The Policy Committee supports this effort by helping the state prepare to enforce the 2011 non-discrimination legislation now that it has become law. We draft guidelines to help state agencies understand how transgender equal rights should be applied. Our work spans a broad range of policy areas. For example, last year, we wrote an employment nondiscrimination policy and submitted it to the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination.
In developing our policy guidelines for Massachusetts, we research related policies in other states and cities and interview experts and community stakeholders to inform our recommendations. The Policy Committee offers a great way to become involved with MTPC, learn more about policy, or apply your policy or legal expertise to a great cause.
We hope you will consider joining us. New members are always welcome. Please email Rachel and Emilia or call MTPC at (617) 778-0519 if you would like to get involved.