We Need Your Help to Defend Transgender Rights!

Dear Friend,

As you know, MassEquality has been a leader in the movement to protect transgender Bay Staters from discrimination. I’m reaching out today because I’m hoping you’ll take the next step in helping us protect more people.
Right now, public knowledge of what it means to be transgender is rapidly expanding. During the course of our work, we’ve learned that most Bay Staters oppose discrimination, but some have concerns about expanding non-discrimination protections to transgender people in public places.
That’s where you come in. MassEquality is a leading member of Freedom Massachusetts Education Fund (FMEF)—and the campaign urgently needs volunteers to knock on doors and talk with our neighbors and friends about why this work is so important.
Canvass for Transgender Equality in Massachusetts every Saturday from 10am to 3pm. Meet at 89 Cambridge St in Charlestown 02129
If you’ve never canvassed before, don’t worry. Before each shift, FMEF leaders will do an in-depth training on what to say and what to expect. And then, once you’re ready, they’ll put you in a volunteer group with someone who’s done it before, just in case you have more questions.
We really do need you. Talking with individuals face to face is key to growing support for these non-discrimination protections. Once people know why non-discrimination protections for our transgender friends and neighbors are so important—and that these protections have been in place for a year, with no negative effect on public safety—they are fully on board.
But if we don’t reach them, they won’t know about these non-discrimination protections. And if they don’t hear from us, misinformation could get to them first.
Help us make sure all fair-minded people in Massachusetts know about these important non-discrimination protections: Join the Freedom Massachusetts Education Fund for a canvassing shift.

Signature of Deborah Shields, JD, MPH




Deborah Shields, JD, MPH
Executive Director, MassEquality