NCTE has just posted a “Special Edition” of our monthly Newsletter. This month, we’ve focused on the federal legislation that will soon be introduced in Congress and the many ways that you can take action to pass these bill into law! To read it online, please click here.
Here are four important actions that you can do today:
- Sign our online petition to Congress urging passage of the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act. Click here to sign the petition now.
- Save the date! NCTE’s Lobby Day is scheduled for May 15. It is your chance to educate our members of Congress in Washington, DC. Our goal is to make the largest gathering of trans people ever to speak out for our rights in our nation’s capital. There will be training on May 14, time for meetings with members of Congress and a rally for Transgender Equality. We need your participation!
- Share your story . If you have a personal employment discrimination story, we can help get it heard on the Hill. NCTE, ACLU, and other organizations have just started collecting stories of employment discrimination online to present to Congress in support of ENDA. To share your employment discrimination story, please click here .
- Get ’em at home . Plan ahead to visit your member of Congress in your home state during the week of April 9-13. They’ll be in their home district office for Spring recess. Why not write an email right now to several friends and invite them go with you to visit your representatives in April? Then call to schedule a visit. It’s easy to do and it is very effective. If you need information about how to schedule a visit, check out NCTE’s guide, Making Your Voice Heard: A Transgender Guide to Educating Congress.