SB2279 is an important milestone for the LGBTQ community in North Dakota. Ensuring equal access to protections that prohibit discrimination regarding housing, employment, and public accommodations would improve the lives of LGBTQ North Dakotans, their families, friends, and allies. Questions about SB2279? Check out this comprehensive Questions & Answers FAQ.
How can you help? Here are four easy ways to start.
1. CONTACT YOUR HOUSE REPRESENTATIVES – NOW!
On Tuesday, March 31, the House Human Services Committee sent out SB 2279 (NonDiscrimination) with a 11-2 DO NOT PASS Recommendation.
Thank to Reps. Oversen and Mooney who supported the bill! Please thank them.
Who did not support the bill: Muscha, Seibel, Porter, Kiefert, Fehr, Damschen, Becker, Dick Anderson, Bert Anderson, Hofstad, Weisz (firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org)
This is a strong message that we NEED your help contacting your representatives before this goes to a floor vote! Sharing your personal stories and/or experiences (if you are safely able to do so) or general support for nondiscrimination in North Dakota will go long way in securing support in the House. To find your legislators, go here: https://www.legis.nd.gov/lcn/assembly/constituentViews/public/findmylegislator.htm
2. I SUPPORT SB2279 BECAUSE
Want to make an even bigger impact? After you contact your representatives, consider downloading and printing this sign and tell us why YOU support SB2279! Upload your photos on social media and tag them #VoteYES2279. The ND Human Rights Coalition, Dakota OutRight, and other organizations will collect and share these photos.
Click here to download the printable sign!
3. CHANGE YOUR FACEBOOK COVER
Another way you can show your support is by changing your Facebook cover photo. CLICK HERE for the image, created by activist Kevin R. Tengesdal of Bismarck. Thanks, Kevin!