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.
On May 17, 2019, the House of Representatives passed the Equality Act with an overwhelming, bipartisan majority. Now, we need to get it to the Senate floor. The time to act is NOW - let your Senator know that you want them to support the Equality Act!
The letter provided below is a sample template. Please change it 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 22 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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Dear [Decision Maker],
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP][Your Email]
National Center for Transgender Equality Action Fund