Today is #GivingTuesday: an opportunity for us to come together and support nonprofit organizations that are near and dear to us. In honor of the day, I hope you’ll consider supporting the ID Project, a collaboration of MTPC, GLAD, and the law firm Ropes and Gray. This project works to provide free legal assistance for trans people who need to change their name and gender marker’s, particularly on federal identity documents, such as passports, Social Security administration, and so much more. Over the past few weeks, we’ve been inundated with calls from trans people, and families, concerned about the process and cost associated with updating identity documents. To meet this need, MTPC’s ID project was revitalized, and with new community partners to provide comprehensive and timely assistance.
As a part of this project, MTPC is raising funds to sustain our work, as well as provide assistance for those who cannot afford the costs of an updated passport, or other identity documents.
So now we turn to you, our community and allies, to help MTPC. We need your help to manage all the incoming calls, requests, and coordination. We need to make funds available for community members unable to afford this vital process. We need you to help us make change today, before it’s too late.