Monday, November 30, 2009
Dear TransOhio friends, family and supporters!
Tonight, Cleveland City Council will vote to ban discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations based on gender identity or expression!
TransOhio fully supports the collaborative work of Equality Ohio, the LGBT Center of Greater Cleveland, TransFamily of Cleveland and Cleveland's City Council in regards to banning discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations based on gender identity and expression.
"It's important to ensure that we can get laws on the books that protect Cleveland's transgender residents," says Shane Morgan, Founder and Chair of TransOhio, Ohio's statewide tra nsgender advocacy organization. "These organizations have worked tirelessly with Cleveland City Council members to ensure that all Cleveland residents, regardless of their gender identity or expression, are afforded the same opportunities for employment, housing and accommodations as their neighbors."
Your show of support is welcomed and this vote is open to the public:
Monday, November 30, 2009 7:00pm - 8:00pm Cleveland City Hall - Council Chambers 601 Lakeside Avenue Cleveland, OH
TransOhio applauds the Cleveland City Council and urges them to vote to pass this important non-discrimination ordinance.
Date: Monday, December 8, 2008
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: Cleveland City Hall
Street: 601 Lakeside Ave.
City/Town: Cleveland, OH
Contact Info Phone: 216-651-5428x12
Please read the Action Alert below. We need as many people as possible to attend both the Finance Committee Hearing and the City Council Meeting on Monday Dec. 8th. Please do everything you can to be there yourself….and forward this to as many people as you can think of.
This is important as it sets a standard for other cities in Ohio! Even if you don't live in Cleveland it impacts YOU! Stand up for the rights of your community!
The Legislation Committee of Cleveland City Council heard testimony on both the domestic partnership registry and inclusion of gender identity in the city's anti-discrimination law. Both measures passed on to the Finance Committee for hearing.
TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION
Your help is needed to ensure passage of this legislation.
There are several ways you can support this effort:
TODAY (Friday Dec. 5th)
Call your City Council representative (from where you live OR work) and ask them to support the Domestic Partner Registry and the Gender Identity Non-Discrimination Ordinances.
Ask 5 people to do the same thing!
Attend the Finance Committee Hearing 9:45am - 12noon. The Finance Committee will be hearing both ordinances. Both Ordinances need to pass out of the Finance Committee for a vote of the Council.
Ask 5 of your friends to attend with you!
Attend the City Council Meeting 7pm to support the voting, and hopefully to celebrate passage, of these changes to Cleveland City Law. Come early to ensure a seat. Ask 10 of your friends to attend with you.
Cleveland City Hall
601 Lakeside Avenue
It is crucial that your city council representatives hear from their constituents so they know there is popular support for equality issues. It is important to show strong support through attendance at the Finance Committee Hearing and the City Council Meeting.
For further information or with questions, contact:
Sue Doerfer, firstname.lastname@example.org, 216-651-5428 x12