Waymon Hudson

Vote No on Charter Amendment 1 This Week!

Filed By Waymon Hudson | March 17, 2009 9:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Politics
Tags: Charter Amendment 1, Citizens for Good Public Policy, early voting, Equality is Gainesville's Business, Florida, LGBT rights

Join Equality is Gainesville's Business and stand united in opposition to the proposed charter amendment that would remove existing protections based on sexual orientation and gender identity and prohibit Gainesville from ever adding protections not included in the Florida Civil Rights Act.

Early Voting for the City of Gainesville Election is available this week: 9am-5pm daily, Monday, March 16, 2009 through Saturday, March 21, 2009.

Bring your friends and family to Vote NO at the Early Vote Location:

Supervisor of Elections Office
County Administration Building
12 SE 1st Street, Gainesville
Map: http://tinyurl.com/EarlyVoteNoOn1

More voting information after the jump!

UF STUDENTS, FACULTY & STAFF:

If you're on the University of Florida campus, there are free shuttles leaving continuously (between 9am and 5pm) from both the Plaza of the Americas and the Reitz Union. Voting times, including the ride there and back, should take 35-45 minutes.

Background:

The rightwing group, Citizens for Good Public Policy, then launched a disturbing campaign to repeal the protection clause in Gainesville, Florida.

The group launched a fear-mongering campaign which seeks to repeal not only the gender identity protections but sexual orientation by linking the city's human rights law to the protections offered by the state. Florida state law does not include either gender identity or sexual orientation in the categories that are protected. Citizens for Good Public Policy said that the main concern is the use of restrooms by transpeople in restaurants and other places, which will "allow sexual predators into public restrooms." They even created a disturbing commercial that rightfully got all of our Projectors up in arms.


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Michael Crawford Michael Crawford | March 22, 2009 6:14 PM

Waymon,

The DC Gays have been helping the Gainesville cause by phonebanking from HRC's office for the past 4-5 weeks. We are happy to be able to help in this small way.