June 28, 2007

A plea for your cash.

Hi everyone,

I never do this, but this matters.

Right now, if you can, please donate to the Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition (MTPC).

MTPC is working to make sure that the hate crimes bill protecting gender identity and expression, HR-1722 - "An Act Relative to Gender-Based Discrimination and Hate Crimes," will be passed in Massachusetts. You can read about it here.

This legislation would strengthen hate crimes law, and offer legal protection for transgender and gender-variant people in Massachusetts.

But MTPC needs money. Badly. They have a NEGATIVE bank balance right now, due to the cost of lobbying for the nondiscrimination bill and collecting signatures at Pride. Even a little bit will make a difference. This is a GLBT organization doing grassroots activism with powerful results, and they really need your donation (no matter how small) right now.

Give $5 today. It will actually matter.

Or, throw a party and ask your friends to give a few bucks each. Or, send us an email volunteering to help sort the 1,600 postcards in support of the bill that we'd like to deliver to legislators or help get more postcards signed. Everything helps.

Donate here.

Thanks guys.

Also: There are two recent posts on TakeMassAction that address this issue: one about the recent hate crime in Lowell and the other about the need for GLBT organizations to support trans communities through this bill.


Marti said...

Maybe MTPC can ask Mass Equality to hold true to it's promise to come back and help the transgender community once the marriage fight was over. They've got 3 million dollars in the bank and they can't figure out what to do with it, go figure!

Anonymous said...

I hope that MTPC gets enough money to keep pushing this legislation.