Trans people in Washington State are staring down the barrel of a bill that will strip vital protections from them.
A bill that would eliminate Washington’s new rule allowing transgender people to use bathrooms and locker rooms in public buildings consistent with their gender identity passed out of a Senate committee 4-3 Wednesday.
Our Republican menaces are using the same exhausted arguments as those in other states, pretending they care about the safety of women, while ignoring the fact that literally no transgender person has ever attacked a woman in a restroom. On the other hand, plenty of trans folks have been assaulted just trying to pee. They need laws that allow them to pee in peace.
So first thing: we need to shut this shit down. You can send this letter to Washington state legislators for a start.
If you can make it to the hearing in Olympia on Monday at 1:30, please do go. If you are in the Seattle area and need a ride, I can take up to three people. I would only need you to chip in for gas. Let me know by end of day today if you want to carpool with me.
If you live in Washington state, you can comment on the bill here.
And, also importantly: we need to vote these bigoted fuckers out. Here is the list of spons0rs:
Graham Hunt (R), 2nd Legislative District
Shelly Short (R), 7th Legislative District
Luanne Van Werven (R), 42nd Legislative District
Jay Rodne, 5th Legislative District
Gina McCabe (R), 14th Legislative District
David Taylor (R), 15th Legislative District
Jeff Holy (R), 6th Legislative District
Matt Manweller (R), 13th Legislative District
Matt Shea (R), 4th Legislative District
Maureen Walsh (R), 16th Legislative District
Elizabeth Scott (R), 39th Legislative District
Dick Muri (R), 28th Legislative District
Norma Smith (R), 10th Legislative District
Joe Schmick (R), 9th Legislative District
Mark Harmsworth (R), 44th Legislative District
Bob McCaslin (R), 4th Legislative District
Linda Kochmar (R), 30th Legislative District
Cary Condotta (R), 12th Legislative District
Drew MacEwen (R), 35th Legislative District
Vincent Buys (R), 42nd Legislative District
Dan Griffey (R), 35th Legislative District
Lynda Wilson (R), 17th Legislative District
Liz Pike (R), 18th Legislative District
Jesse Young (R), 26thLegislative District
Brad Klippert (R), 8th Legislative District
Brad Hawkins (R), 12thLegislative District
Larry Haler (R), 8th Legislative District
Joel Kretz (R), 7th Legislative District
J.T. Wilcox (R), 2nd Legislative District
Hans Zeiger (R), 25th Legislative District
Tom Dent (R), 13th Legislative District
Mark Hargrove (R), 47thLegislative District
Teri Hickel (R), 30th Legislative District
Melanie Stambaugh (R), 25th Legislative District
Michelle Caldier (R), 26th Legislative District
Dave Hayes (R), 10th Legislative District
Kevin Parker (R), 6th Legislative District
Every single one of these fuckers needs to go. Please vote accordingly.