ACTION ALERT: Stand Up for Students at DESE Meeting Tuesday 3/26

Posted by: | Posted on: March 22, 2013

Please join MTPC and MassEquality at Tuesday’s Department of Elementary & Secondary Education (DESE) meeting in Malden. Opponents of DESE’s guidelines for the equal treatment of transgender students will be there to force a discussion of the guidelines at the meeting. We need you there to show a critical mass of people on the side of right. There will also be time for a few people to speak. DESE needs to know that we stand with them in standing up for equality. 

Tuesday, March 26, 8:30 am
Mass. Department of Elementary & Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA 02148

Please let us know you can make it by contacting Andi Wheeler at

Our opponents also tried to pass a hateful resolution at a recent Medford City Council meeting. Medford council members mentioned our strong trans-positive showing more than once at that meeting. We outnumbered the anti-equality contingent 20 to 1, and the matter was resolved in a positive way. The council supported diversity and equality in the Medford community and agreed to leave the education experts to decide what’s best for students.

If you can’t be at the DESE meeting on Tuesday, you can call the Commissioners to thank them for their ongoing support of transgender youth and the creation of a safe learning environment for all students.

Commissioner Mitchell Chester: 781-338-3100

Associate Commissioner John Bynoe: 781-338-6300

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