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.
Below are four ways you can start helping today!
Read more about SB2279 here: http://www.legis.nd.gov/assembly/64-2015/documents/15-0742-01000.pdf?20150312201331
1. CONTACT YOUR HOUSE REPRESENTATIVES
The Human Services Committee hearing was on Monday, March 23, but no formal recommendations have been made. Please reach out to the following committee members, as well as your local representatives, in support of SB2279. 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.
|NAME & CITY||PHONE|
|Robin Weisz, Hurdsfieldfirstname.lastname@example.org||701-962-3299|
|Curt Hofstad, Devils Lakeemail@example.com||701-740-7437|
|Bert Anderson, Crosbyfirstname.lastname@example.org||701-641-1549|
|Dick Anderson, Willow Cityemail@example.com||701-228-4782|
|Rich S. Becker, Grand Forksfirstname.lastname@example.org||218-779-5736|
|Chuck Damschen, Hampdenemail@example.com||701-370-1758|
|Alan Fehr, Dickinsonfirstname.lastname@example.org||701-590-0136|
|Dwight Kiefert, Valley Cityemail@example.com||701-490-0443|
|Gail Mooney, Cummingsfirstname.lastname@example.org||701-436-5010|
|Naomi Muscha, Enderlinemail@example.com||701-793-0326|
|Kylie Oversen, Grand Forksfirstname.lastname@example.org||701-590-3420|
|Todd Porter, Mandanemail@example.com||701-667-2922|
|Jay Seibel, Beulahfirstname.lastname@example.org||701-870-1279|
For your convenience, a quick copy-and-paste list of the entire committee:
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Because the upcoming floor vote will be important, don’t forget to contact your legislators! To search for yours, go to http://www.legis.nd.gov/. There have recently been some issues with the “Find My Legislator” link, so hopefully those will get fixed soon. You can also look up your legislators by district.
Thank you for reaching out!
We need you to share why this legislation is important to you in order to see it passed. Every contact you can make has an impact on when all North Dakotans will have equality.
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.
3. CHANGE YOUR FACEBOOK COVER
Another way you can show your support is by changing your Facebook cover photo. This was created by activist Kevin R. Tengesdal of Bismarck. Thanks, Kevin!
4. SIGN THE PETITION!
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