There are two ways to help, join two phone banking events to call voters or contact your representatives by email or phone. Details below quoted directly from 603 Equality’s newsletter:
We’ve added another community call and phonebank on Sunday to tell state reps: Vote against SB 272, the so-called “parental bill of rights” that singles out trans, gender nonconforming, and questioning students for a special level of surveillance and requires teachers to “out” students if parents ask or be sued. It also notifies parents automatically of club attendance, targeting Gender-Sexuality Alliances specifically.
For both nights, we’re thrilled to partner with Granite State Progress to host these calls.
Register to join us on Zoom Sunday, April 20th from 4-5:30 PM.
….as we emailed before: Register to join us on Zoom, Tuesday May 2nd from 6:30-8 PM.
There’s just a handful of state representatives who are deciding how to vote, and contact from the people they represent can make the difference when other representatives in leadership are putting political pressure on them. We’ll call a list of voters in the districts of representatives who haven’t indicated how they’ll vote, using our own cell phones (not a dialer, for experienced phonebankers!)
And regardless of whether you’re up for a phonebank, now’s the best time to contact your own state representative(s) and ask them to vote against SB 272. Not sure who your rep is? Find them here. Even if your representative is strongly against the bill, we need to make sure they plan to show up to House session the day of the vote – when it’s this close, attendance matters.
If you’re unsure of what to say, here’s an op-ed that makes a great case (sharing on social media is also a great way to educate and engage your circles!)
Together, we can defeat attacks on LGBTQ students.
–Team 603 Equality