We are almost there! Two weeks ago, the Senate passed Senate Bill 735, An Act Relative to Transgender Anti-Discrimination, with a sound 33-4 vote. Next Wednesday, June 1st, the House of Representatives will vote on House Bill 4253 to protect transgender people in public spaces.
Trans folks need equal rights now! With the waves of anti-transgender legislation across the country, it’s crucial that we take a stand here in Massachusetts. We have the chance to show that everyone is welcome in the Bay State, especially transgender folks. Let’s make sure our legislators keep hearing from supporters of trans rights over the next week!
Tonight, tomorrow night, and next Tuesday night from 6-9 pm EST, we will be hosting remote phone banks, which you can participate in from the comfort of your own home, to call voters in key areas around the state ask them to leave a message of support for their representative. This is one of the most effective things we can do to ensure that the voices of our supporters are heard in the State House before the vote next Wednesday. All you need is a phone and a computer or tablet connected to the internet! To get all the details, sign up here.
Can’t commit to a phone bank? Make sure YOUR voice is heard.
Call your representative and ask them to vote in favor of HB 4253, email your representative, or write them a letter. Make sure they know that passing HB 4253 will make Massachusetts a safer place for you and the ones you love.