We’ve heard from our sources in Albany that there might be a vote on the Gender Expression Non Discrimination Act (GENDA) as early as Monday afternoon. Now is the moment for you to pick up your phone and urge your Assemblymember to vote in favor of New York State’s statewide transgender civil rights bill (A.5039).
Currently under New York State law, a person can lose their job, be refused service in a restaurant, kicked out of a public library or evicted from their home simply because of how they express their gender.
All hardworking New Yorkers, including transgender people, should have the chance to earn a living and provide for and protect themselves and their families. Nobody should have to live in fear that they can be legally fired for reasons that have nothing to do with their job performance.
GENDA would make sure that all New Yorkers are treated fairly and granted equal protection under the law.
You can quickly identify your assemblymember and their phone number at http://assembly.state.ny.us/mem. Or if you know your assemblymember already, you can reach them on the New York State Assembly switchboard at 518-455-4100.
We have the Albany and Rochester Chiefs of Police, the state’s leading women’s rights organizations including the League of Women Voters of New York State, Family Planning Advocates of New York State and NARAL Pro-Choice NY and thousands of everyday New Yorkers on our side. Now is the time to add your voice to the chorus.
This is our chance this legislative session to get transgender equality and justice passed through the State Assembly. Call now!