Category: LGBTQ Rights

Please do and spread the word: help us capture a breadth of community voices who can speak to what a comprehensive policy for LGBTQ+ students would mean to them

Hello, My name is -Jennifer and I’m a member of the Coalition for LGBTQ+ Students helping to collectively advocate for and pass the new inclusive LGBTQ+ educational policy within AACPS. We’re reaching out to our AACPS community with a request that we hope you will… Continue Reading “Please do and spread the word: help us capture a breadth of community voices who can speak to what a comprehensive policy for LGBTQ+ students would mean to them”

Please submit written or oral testimony to support a comprehensive policy for LGBTQ+ students at AACPS

Testimony to Support the AACPS LGBTQ+ Policy The AACPS Board of Education (BOE) is developing and considering an LGBTQ+ policy that would make our schools safer, more inclusive, and better resourced for all LGBTQ+ students.  The policy would include important ingredients including more meaningful… Continue Reading “Please submit written or oral testimony to support a comprehensive policy for LGBTQ+ students at AACPS”

Please ACT NOW to pass the Inclusive Schools Act

The Inclusive Schools Act (SB98/HB155) would create published non-discrimination policies across all publicly-funded K-12 schools. It has passed the Maryland House 3 times, including this year. However, for the third year in a row, it has failed to get out of the Judicial Proceedings… Continue Reading “Please ACT NOW to pass the Inclusive Schools Act”

Stand with transgender folks everywhere on the Transgender Day of Remembrance on 11/20/2020

Stand with transgender folks everywhere on the Transgender Day of Remembrance on 11/20/2020 The Transgender Day of Remembrance on November 20 raises awareness of hate crimes against transgender people and gives us a way to publicly mourn the lives of people who might otherwise… Continue Reading “Stand with transgender folks everywhere on the Transgender Day of Remembrance on 11/20/2020”

Let’s get the Blueprint signed! Please help!

Things are moving quickly! The House has now officially passed (96-38) the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future and the next stop is Governor Hogan. We need to urge Governor Hogan to sign this legislation as quickly as possible We need your help to encourage him… Continue Reading “Let’s get the Blueprint signed! Please help!”

TODAY- YOU can make a difference for women and children, please do! Contact you Reps!

As you may have heard the House and Senate are holding a marathon of sessions this weekend to try to wrap up as many bills as possible in the face of closures from the corona virus. They have sent their staff homes and are… Continue Reading “TODAY- YOU can make a difference for women and children, please do! Contact you Reps!”

Please post your support NOW for the Blueprint for Maryland’s future!

A sea of blue shirts rallied at the capital this morning to hear Brit Kirwan speak and support the big bill with the 10-year implementation of the recommendations of the Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education (HB1300/SB1000).  This bill had a quadruple hearing in front… Continue Reading “Please post your support NOW for the Blueprint for Maryland’s future!”

Blueprint for Maryland’s Future Summit

Delegate Alice Cain and other supporters of full funding for the Kirwan recommendations  (Blueprint for MD) for education reform are sponsoring a summit from 2-5pm on Dec 7th.  Please spread the word, and attend if you can! Register at: tinyurl.com/AABlueprintSummit Only 40% of Maryland… Continue Reading “Blueprint for Maryland’s Future Summit”

WISE is collecting data from AACPS students. Please help us by sharing with everyone. Thank you!

The WISE LGBTQ+ Rights Huddle is advocating for the implementation of an Anne Arundel County Public Schools policy that will provide better protections for LGBTQ+ students, including a specific anti-bullying policy, required training for teachers and staff, and improved resources for students.To show the… Continue Reading “WISE is collecting data from AACPS students. Please help us by sharing with everyone. Thank you!”

Can you attend and provide testimony this Monday at the County Council meeting about why you think fair housing is important for Anne Arundel County?

COUNTY COUNCIL MEETING MONDAY, JULY 1 AT 7:00 PM Arundel Center – Council Chambers44 Calvert StreetAnnapolis, MD 21401  Councilwoman Sarah Lacey has introduced a bill on fair housing and it needs our support.  Can you attend and provide testimony on why you think fair… Continue Reading “Can you attend and provide testimony this Monday at the County Council meeting about why you think fair housing is important for Anne Arundel County?”

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