We urgently need you to contact the Baltimore County Council
Dear Friends and Supporters,
As some of you may be aware Gender Identity protections have been introduced for consideration in Baltimore County, Maryland, the home of Chrissy Polis and the Rosedale McDonalds where she was savagely beaten in April, 2011.
Four of the seven Councilmembers have agreed to sponsor bill 3-12 as a fully comprehensive bill that also includes sexual orientation. However, unlike our successful efforts in Howard County last fall, the opposition has woken up and filled Councilmembers in-boxes and switchboards with hateful and fearful messaging regarding trans and gender non-conforming people.
We are asking you to do three things:
1) Send an email to Councilmembers.
2) Call the Council and express your support.
3) We need you to come and support us at public hearings that will be held on the afternoon of February 14th 2012.
On Tuesday February 14th, starting at 1:30 p.m., the council will hold public hearings on the issue and we need to send a clear and visible message to the council – and the state – that Marylanders support these basic rights. That’s why we’ll be there wearing PURPLE, and whether or not you live in Baltimore County your attendance will help send that crucial message.
Tuesday, February 14th, 1:30pm
Baltimore County Council
400 Washington Avenue
Victory is within our reach, and success in Baltimore County will add to our momentum as we look ahead to passing SB212, the Gender Identity Anti-discrimination bill, in the state legislative session.
Let’s get ahead of the opposition. Let’s leave no doubt that the community supports ending discrimination against transgender people. Let’s secure another victory in Maryland, together.
Live (or know someone who lives) in Baltimore County and want to testify? Let us know so we can help prepare you and coordinate to be most effective.See you on February 14th!
Dana Beyer, Executive Director