The Equality Act, a landmark LGBTQ non-discrimination and civil rights bill, would specifically expand existing federal laws to protect people from discrimination based on their sexual orientation and gender identity. It's a big deal - and we need YOUR help to pass it. Using this form, you will be able to send a message to your Congressmember to support the bipartisan H.R. 5, the Equality Act!
The letter provided below is a sample template. Please feel free to change it, if you like, to personalize it to your views and concerns. Here are a few key pieces of information you may wish to reference:
Once passed, the Equality Act will clarify and expand legal protections to the millions of Americans who face discrimination because of their sexual orientation and gender identity in employment, housing, education, businesses that serve the public, federal programs, credit, and jury service.
Once passed, the Equality Act will send a nationwide message that this mistreatment is ethically and legally wrong.
Only 21 states have explicit legal protections for transgender people, meaning too many of the nearly 2 million transgender people in the US live in a state without these life-saving laws.
The Equality Act is the shield transgender people need to be protected from a reckless President who has already shown his willingness to attack our rights.
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Please support the Equality Act & protect LGBTQ people from discrimination
Dear [Decision Maker],
As your constituent, I urge you to support the Equality Act. It has been introduced in the House as H.R. 5, and will soon be introduced in the Senate.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP][Your Email]