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News :: Gender : GLBT/Queer : Organizing : Politics
Show up for Trans Civil Rights!
09 Jul 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009

The hearing for H1728/S1687 An Act Relative to Gender Based Discrimination and Hate Crimes will be open to members of the public. The hearing section for our bill will start at 2:30 pm in Gardner Auditorium at the State House, Beacon St. Boston.
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Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition
July 8, 2009

Show your support - Attend the hearing for Transgender Civil Rights!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

The hearing for H1728/S1687 An Act Relative to Gender Based Discrimination and Hate Crimes will be open to members of the public. The hearing section for our bill will start at 2:30 pm in Gardner Auditorium at the State House, Beacon St. Boston.

We are also looking for volunteers to help that day with being greeters, bringing over materials etc...We need volunteers for shifts at starting in late morning on the 14th. Please RSVP to Rachel (at) MassTPC.org if you can help.

Testify For Transgender Equality!
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Tell The Judiciary Committee You Support Equal Rights!

The Judiciary Committee will be hearing testimony on An Act Relative To Gender-Based Discrimination And Hate Crimes on July 14th at 2:30 PM, and they need to hear from you!

We need as many people sending in written testimony as possible by July 10th. Sending written testimony is quick and easy. Just write a page or two about who you are and why you support equal rights for transgender people in Massachusetts, and mail a copy of your written testimony to e ach of the committee chairs. Also - VERY IMPORTANT - please send a copy via email to testimony (at) masstpc.org.

Wondering what to write? Think about:
Why does this issue matter to you? (Do you care about civil rights, do you know trans people who have been discriminated against or harassed, etc)
Who do you know that is affected? (family member, partner, friend, co-worker, teacher, etc)
Why should legislators care? (You work/live/vote in MA, you are testifying about something personal or emotional that might affect their constituency, etc.)
What are the most important things you need to get across? Remember, the longer it is, the less impact it will likely make.
What everyone should include:

Your name and some identifying characteristic such as your work or your relationship to the transgender community.
The name and number of the bill you are testifying in support of. For Rep. O'Flaherty, the number is H.1728. For Sen. Creem, the number is S.1687. In both cases, the name of the bill is "An Act Relative to Gender-Based Discrimination and Hate Crimes."
Please sign and address a copy to each:
Don't forget to email a copy to testimony (at) masstpc.org!

Monday, July 13, 2009
Know Your Rights Workshop
Presented by MTPC and MTLA members

7-8p at MTPC Boston meeting space - 14 Beacon St, MA 02108, 1st floor conference room. Free!

Come learn about your rights on state, local, and federal levels. Want to know what you need to change your identity documents? Or what to do if you are harassed? Join us for this workshop and get your questions answered. More info email info (at) masstpc.org
See also:
http://www.masstpc.org/

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