From the American Psychological Association:

The U.S. House of Representatives is slated to vote this week on The Equality Act (H.R. 5), a bill that would amend current civil rights law to provide clear, consistent civil rights protections for sexual and gender minorities across the country.

Stand with the American Psychological Association to ensure that members of Congress understand the psychological science underlying the necessity of this vital legislation. Tell Congress that: Discrimination against LGBT people is common, and it’s bad for business, health, and families. It’s not just common sense; it’s psychological science.

Get engaged
    1. Contact your member of Congress. Send a note to tell your representative to support the Equality Act.
  1. Spread the word on social. Get the message out to your networks. Use this printout, social graphic, and these sample posts  to share your support for the #EqualityAct. Here’s how some APA staff members are sharing their support:
Tweet from Katherine McGuire, holding poster
Tweet from Dani Poole, reposting social media graphic
Discrimination against LGBT people remains a grave problem in the United States. For example, compared to heterosexual, cisgender people, sexual and gender minorities find it harder to access mortgages and rent homes, are more likely to be harassed at school, and are more likely to experience discrimination in health care. It’s time for that to change.

Thank you for your support.

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