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Calling All Lawyers: Bar Association "Super Canvass" for Transgender Rights

Saturday, September 22, 2018 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
- 12 Quincy Avenue, Quincy, MA


Description:

Join the BBA and the Women's Bar Association for a canvass (door-knocking volunteer opportunity) with Freedom for All Massachusetts, the Vote Yes on 3 campaign working to uphold the state's transgender non-discrimination law at the ballot box in November 2018. 

The canvass event will take place on Saturday, September 22nd from 10:00AM - 3:00PM, launching and ending at the Christ Church Episcopal at 12 Quincy Ave, Quincy MA 02169.

The bar associations are part of a coalition of 1,250+ business, community, and civic groups and leaders working to defend the public accommodations protections for transgender people signed into law by Governor Baker in 2016. These important protections are under threat from a ballot initiative this fall; a recent poll shows that only a slim majority (49%) of Massachusetts voters currently support keeping the protections in place. FFAM is working to educate voters about the existing law and the importance of upholding equal rights for all members of our community.

The day will start with a thorough training of all volunteers, who will then go out in groups to knock on doors and engage voters in a dialogue about the public accommodations law and the issues involved.
 
A rough agenda of the day is as follows:
 
10am - Volunteers meet, have coffee, receive training, and pick up canvassing materials
11am - Volunteers go out in pairs or groups to knock on doors.
2:30pm - Volunteers regroup for a short debrief
3:00pm - Canvass ends

Click here to read the FFAM - Yes on 3 Campaign’s One-Pager. 

*Please note that in order to sign up it members for the Bar Association Canvass, the BBA will send your name and contact information to the Yes on 3 coalition.  Please reach out to Hannah Poor if you do not want your contact information to be shared.

Sponsoring Section/Committee(s):

 

Contact:

Hannah Poor
hpoor@bostonbar.org

 

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