As We Celebrate 2017 Electoral Victories, We Look Ahead to Work to Protect Transgender People in 2018By Kasey Suffredini • November 14, 2017 • 12:59 pm
It’s taken a few days for the full reality of how great last Tuesday was for transgender candidates – but now, one week out, it’s amazing to reflect on what happened:
Transgender candidates were elected to office in historic ways, including Danica Roem becoming the first transgender person elected to serve in a state legislature and Andrea Jenkins and Phillipe Cunningham becoming the first openly transgender people of color elected to the city council of a major city.
Now, it’s time to turn our focus to the 2018 election, another momentous year for transgender people at the ballot.
Across Massachusetts and in Anchorage, Alaska, the future of comprehensive nondiscrimination laws is at stake in 2018, with residents set to vote on whether to retain or repeal vital nondiscrimination protections for transgender people. To pave the path to Protecting More People, we need to Grow Public Support and Build the Team of advocates working on campaigns like these.
We can’t do this without you – join our fight to protect and defend LGBTQ non-discrimination at the ballot.