Don’t Allow Trump to Erase Transgender People

Trump has tried to evict transgender people from the military. We pushed back. Trump has tried to strip protections for transgender students. We pushed back. Now Trump is attacking transgender people by trying to redefine them out of existence. It's time to push back - AGAIN!

From the New York Times: “The Trump administration is considering narrowly defining gender as a biological, immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth, the most drastic move yet in a government-wide effort to roll back recognition and protections of transgender people under federal civil rights law.”

This is a despicable attempt to revoke the human rights of transgender people. It is deeply distressing and painful for those who are transgendered, and it is insulting to people in all marginalized groups.

ACTION: Tell your MOCs to protect civil rights for transgender people - again!

  • Senator Patty Murray: DC - 202-224-2621 Seattle - 206-553-5545

  • Senator Maria Cantwell: DC - 202-224-3441 Seattle - 206-220-6400

  • Rep. Pramila Jayapal: DC - 202-225-3106 Seattle - 206-674-0040

  • Rep. Adam Smith: DC - 202-225-8901 Renton - 425-793-5180

SCRIPT:

“Hello, I’m [NAME] from [CITY]. I’m outraged that Trump is attempting to strip human rights from transgendered people by redefining gender for government purposes. This would exclude transgendered people from important recognition and protections under federal civil rights laws. Please defend and transgender people by speaking out against this disgraceful action. Please consider legislation that would protect transgender human rights permanently. Thank you!”

ACTION 2: "HELL NO TO THE MEMO"

Want to do more? Here is more you can do beyond calling today: "7 Action Items to Protect Trans and GNC People", https://www.out.com/news-opinion/2018/10/21/hell-no-memo-7-action-items-protect-trans-and-gnc-people

Background:

“‘Transgender’ Could Be Defined Out of Existence Under Trump Administration,” https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/21/us/politics/transgender-trump-administration-sex-definition.html

“Activists vow transgender Americans #WontBeErased by Trump administration,” https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2018/10/22/reactions-gender-definition-proposal/1725477002/

DON’T FORGET

Tuesday 11:45 am - Resist Trump Tuesday Rally

Meet outside the Henry M. Jackson Federal Building, 915 2nd Avenue, followed by a meeting with our Senators’ Staffers

Tuesday 7:00 pm - Weekly Seattle Indivisible Meeting:

At the Washington State Labor Council in the Central District (new location!), 321 16th Avenue). This meeting venue is wheelchair-accessible, and can be reached by King County Metro buses 7, 14, 27, and 106, and the First Hill Streetcar.

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Every Tuesday 7-9PM

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