Tell your assemblymembers: vote YES on transgender support bills
UPDATE, July 22, 2017: Bills A4567/S3067 & A4568 passed in both houses of the state legislature and were signed into law by the governer on July 21! Thank you to everyone who made phone calls and wrote emails!
UPDATE, April 10, 2017: All four of these bills passed in the Assembly! Now it’s on to the state Senate. Thanks for all your calls, emails and letters, everyone! Stay tuned for future calls-to-action to get these bills up for a vote in the Senate and into law.
URGENT: State Assembly voting on 4 bills TODAY to support the transgender community. Call your assemblymembers this morning and say “Vote YES!”
After the loss of federal protections for transgender students under the new administration, our NJ legislators are working to support transgender students and transgender patients at the state level. Sometime AFTER 1 PM TODAY, the NJ Assembly will vote on 4 supportive bills:
- A4567– which establishes a Transgender Equality Task Force
- A4568 — which prohibits health insurers and Medicaid from discriminating against transgender patients
- AJR139 — which designates a Transgender Awareness Week
- AJR140 — which designates a Transgender Day of Remembrance
Thank you to Assemblymembers Valerie Vainieri Huttle (LD37), Tim Eustace (LD38), Nancy Pinkin (LD18), Mila Jasey (LD27), and John Wisniewski (LD19) for sponsoring all of these bills, and John Burzichelli (LD3) for sponsoring A4568! If they are your assemblymembers, please call them to say thank you!
CALL YOUR ASSEMBLYMEMBERS THIS MORNING AND HELP MAKE NEW JERSEY A LEADER IN TRANSGENDER EQUALITY!