6/13/10

DART Tuesday's meeting to decide fate of transgender employee TAKE ACTION



Tuesday Committee meeting will decide whether a proposal will be forwarded to the Board for a vote on amending its nondiscrimination policy to include gender identity.

Transgender people are well aware that being denied transition can be a life destroying event, so please help Ms.T DART!

The proposal was not passed to the Board during the last committee meeting because of one vote. Committee member Ms. Dunlop Gates changed her vote from a yes to a no, thereby stopping the committee from passing the amendment to the Board.

DART council members who voted against passing the amendment to the DART Board:
Mr. Velasco,
Mr.Strauss,
Mr. Noah,
Mr. Enoch,
Ms. Ellerbe,
Ms. Dunlop Gates

Please contact the following Dallas city council members and ask them to pass on to the above listed Dart council members your wish that the DART nondiscrimination policy be amended to include gender identity.

David A. Neumann
Email
Phone: 214-670-0776
Fax: 214-670-5117

Delia Jasso
Email
Phone: 214-670-4052
Fax: 214-670-5117

Linda Koop
Email
Phone: 214-670-7817
Fax: 214-670-5117

Questions? GLBT advocates with answers:

Rafael McDonnell
Strategic Communications and Programs Manager
Email: rmcdonnell@rcdallas.org
Web Page
P: 214-528-0144
F: 214-522-4604

Patti Fink
DGLA: Dallas Gay & Lesbian Alliance
contact
By telephone
You can call us at: (214) 528-4233
or fax us at: (214) 521-6424

Kelli Busey
Dallas Transgender Advocates and Allies(DTAA)
DTAA Web site
972-693-1988

1 comment:

Kelli Anne Busey said...

Sample email

Dear Council Member

I am writing in hopes you will pass on to the following DART Council members who voted against the gender inclusive nondiscrimination policy, my desire that they approve In Tuesday's meeting the amendments to DART's Board Policy, I.03, Non-Discrimination Employment Policy to
include gender identity.

Mr.Strauss, Mr. Noah,Mr. Enoch,Ms. Ellerbe,
Ms. Dunlop Gates

Please remind them doing so will bring DART's non discrimination policy in line with the the major cities nondiscrimination policies that DART serves.

This action will will serve as a message to not only the DART employees, but to DART's potential ridership,that all are welcome and valued.

Thank you,