Contact your State Rep and Senator
There are several ways you can do this:
- Call your legislators
- Meet in person: To prepare, just follow these easy steps:
- CLICK HERE to find your elected Senator and Representative. Note their names, phone numbers, email addresses and room numbers.
- CLICK HERE to see if they’re on the list of co-sponsors. NOTE if they are or not.
- If they are, you’ll be thanking them for sponsoring the bill.
- If they’re not on the list, you’ll be asking them if they voted for it, and either thanking them or expressing respect and your hope that they will eventually come around to supporting transgender equal rights.
- Make an appointment with your Senator and Representative by phone or email.
- Let us know when you’re going in; call 617-778-0519 or email.
- Equip yourself with what you want to say to them. A few major points is usually enough. The more personal and specific, the better. Tell them why you believe we need this bill.
- Go get ‘em! Remember, you catch more bees with honey than with vinegar (be polite and friendly). Most reps like hearing from their constituents, so don’t be shy. It’s your right to have your opinion heard by your elected representative. It’s what makes democracy real.
- Oh yeah, one more thing: afterwards, please let us know how it went!
Here’s some helpful information that will answer most, if not all, of your questions:
- Fact Sheet for Legislators
- Jurisdictions with GID Laws
- Maps showing Trans-inclusive laws by state:
- Need a story to tell? Here are some true stories of anti-trans discrimination and violence:
Please don’t forget to let us know how it went: Report your results
- Write a personal letter:Send it by postal mail. Personal handwritten letters get a lot of attention.
- Have your company/organization write a letter:Ask them to tell their Representative and Senator that they support the new legislation.
- Submit your story. Personal stories are powerful educational tools and will help MTPC advocate with legislators by using your story as a real life example of why this law is needed.
- Donate. This campaign, like any other, takes money. Every little bit helps.
Thanks for doing your part!