NH Transgender Non-Discrimination Legislation Resources
Last week, the New Hampshire Senate Judiciary Committee dealt a blow to our community - they rejected the transgender non-discrimination bill by a vote of 5-0.
The Committee’s vote means that the bill will go to the full Senate for a vote this Wednesday, April 29, with a recommendation of “should not pass”.
We can still save the bill, if you do two things right now:
1) call or email your Senator and
2) write a letter to the editor of your local paper
When you call or write, please remain positive and encouraging. One by one, people come over to our side when we engage them in an open, constructive way.
GLAD has been working hard with allies and legislators to make sure that our stories are told and our voices are heard. We can turn this around - we’ve done it before, and we can do it again!
Please show that our community is strong and united, and that we won’t rest until we have full equality under the law.
Other ways to help:
Please call or send an email today, and help make New Hampshire a place where transgender people can work, go to school, and live in peace and safety. Your comment should focus on the need to provide equal rights and protections for transgender people in New Hampshire.
Phone calls are most effective to show your support, although personalized letters (signed and hand-addressed) and emails can also be effective. If you do send an email, please state your support of HB 415 directly in the subject line, and include your name, address, and town.
And then please ask everyone you know to do the same.
GLAD and PFLAG New Hampshire have put together a packet of information about HB 415. The packet contains basic facts about the legislation, talking points, information for contacting your legislator, and sample letters to ask your legislator to support the bill. GLAD has also created this short video with MassEquality and Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition about the severe discrimination and violence that transgender individuals face.
Watch the video Everyone Matters: Dignity and Safety for Transgender People