STEP 1: CONTACT YOUR GOVT. REPS!
CONGRESS (not the carnal kind!)
CALL CALL CALL! Visit in person! You may email, too, but CALL your Congressional representatives, your House Rep. and your Senator. You voted for them to be your power and voice in the nation's government, so tell them what you want!
Call your LOCAL office! Congressional staffers have told us that the most attention is paid to constituents (that's you, Honey!) who live in the Congressperson's district and who contact the local office. You are more likely to get through and be heard than calling the Washington DC office, and more likely to have your message passed onward. Or go over and drop in!
You will speak with a staffer. That's OK, they help the Congressperson who relies on them for the voters' (your) messages and thoughts.
Contact your US Senator. Here is the link to the US Senate:
Contact Congressional representative in the US House of Representatives:
Here is a link to all the additional information and resources pertaining to the United States Congress.
THE TREVOR PROJECT's Guide to Testifying Against Harmful Bills for Parents and Supportive Adults:
"Every state has a different sign-up protocol. Google your local state legislature and find out how to give testimony. If you want to submit written testimony, that is an option too."
A Guide to Testifying Against Harmful Bills for Parents and Supportive Adults | The Trevor Project
STEP 2: KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON:
ANTI-TRANS BILL TRACKER
Keep up on the latest anti-trans bills being proposed in various states.
2023 Anti-Trans Bills: Trans Legislation Tracker
AXIOS's Anti-Trans Bill tracker:
ACLU's anti-Trans Bill tracker:
STEP 3: VOLUNTEER & DONATE:
Here are 100 organizations supporting Trans people in all 50
of the United States. Find one near you and that you can work
with and CONTACT THEM to volunteer, donate, and support:
THE TRANSLATIN@ COALITION
The TransLatin@ Coalition (TLC) was founded in 2009 by a group
of Transgender and Gender nonconforming and Intersex (TGI)
immigrant women in Los Angeles, California, as a grassroots
response to address the specific needs of TGI Latin@ immigrants
who live in the United States.
ACLU's DRAG DEFENSE FUND - donate here:
ACLU's General website (you can also donate here)
The American Civil Liberties Union was founded in 1920 and is our nation's guardian of liberty. The ACLU works in the courts, legislatures, and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to all people in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States.
National Center for Transgender Equality
The National Center for Transgender Equality advocates to
change policies and society to increase understanding and
acceptance of transgender people. In the nation’s capital and
throughout the country, NCTE works to replace disrespect,
discrimination, and violence with empathy, opportunity, and justice.
| National Center for Transgender Equality (transequality.org)
GLAAD'S Drag page:
GLAAD – the world’s largest Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization – increases media accountability and community engagement that ensures authentic LGBTQ stories are seen, heard, and actualized.
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
"The Leadership Conference on Civil and
Human Rights is a coalition charged by its
diverse membership of more than 230 national
organizations to promote and protect the civil
and human rights of all persons in the United States.
Through advocacy and outreach to targeted
constituencies, The Leadership Conference works
toward the goal of a more open and just society
— Building an America as Good as it’s Ideals."
All Out is a global movement fighting for a world where
NO ONE has to sacrifice their family, freedom, safety, or
dignity because of who they are or who they love.
The Human Rights Campaign envisions a world where every
member of the LGBTQ+ family has the freedom to live their
truth without fear, and with equality under the law.
This page's content is part of a "Novice Project"
created by Sister Katie McKiltlifter.