The League of Women Voters of Washington is strongly recommending that voters NOT sign I-1552, an initiative that will rollback non-discrimination protections for transgender Washingtonians.
“We usually wait until initiatives make it to the ballot before making a recommendation,” says Kathy Sakahara, Vice President of the League of Women Voters of Washington. “But initiatives and bills like I-1552 increase dangerous rhetoric which can lead to hate crimes and violence against LGBTQ people. Regardless of whether it’s approved by voters, the anti-transgender fear mongering accompanying I-1552 can lead to real harm, especially to transgender and gender non-conforming people students who already face higher rates of bullying, harassment and violence.”
See our complete statement here. Find more information about No on I-1522 here.
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Meanwhile, we had a full house and a full program! Too many questions at the end and not enough time. Attendees gave detailed feedback, noting the excellence of the combination of speakers and the valuable opportunity to know local leaders and learn a deeper sense of context. Several were surprised at the number of renewable energy businesses in our community and the jobs they provide.
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