Action Update

As Pride month approaches in June, we encourage you to read on for information about how you can advocate the New York State Senate to pass the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA), as well as for information about our upcoming meeting, which will focus on how to be an LGBTQ Ally.

ENGAGE

Save the date for our next RVUSA April General Meeting:
"How to be an LGBTQ Ally"
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Central Synagogue Beth Emeth
6:30 p.m.: Meet & Greet + Unity and Diversity Story Project
7:00 p.m.: Updates
7:30 p.m.: How to be an LGBTQ Ally

Ahead of Pride Month this June, join us to learn more about current state and federal laws and protections, and hear from Scott Petersen from Pride for Youth, and other community members who will share their own experiences, challenges, and suggestions for how we can help amplify the voices of the LGBTQI community.

During the Meet and Greet time from 6:30 to 7:00 the Unity and Diversity Committee invites you to participate in our latest project, STORY MATTERS as a means of getting to know each other. Bring a photo or small object of something that reminds you of a moment in your life. Be part of one of our small storytelling groups and take 2 to 5 minutes to share your story. Tell a story or just come to listen!

RSVP today to info@raisingvoicesusa.org

Miss a recent meeting? Catch up with the meeting notes from FebruaryMarch, and April.

EDUCATE

Once again, the New York State Senate is poised to vote on the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA). Learn more about what's at stake and how you can advocate for the passage of this essential protection.

Learn more about GENDA

EMPOWER

Nassau County, NY Plastic Bag Update

A fee for check out bags bill was proposed by Nassau County Legislator, Debra Mule (D). It is very similar to the Suffolk, Long Beach and Sea Cliff, NY bills. The Presiding Officer of the Nassau County Legislature is reluctant to put this bill up for a vote--call your Nassau County legislator and Presiding Officer Richard Nicolello (516-571-6209) to raise your voice about this important issue! 

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