Erie County Executive:
Erie County Clerk:
Jamestown City Council:
Councilmember Gregory Rabb
Erie County Legislature, District 11:
Erie County Legislature, District 4:
Erie County Legislature, District 1:
City of Buffalo Common Council, Niagara District:
Councilmember David Rivera
City of Buffalo Common Council, Delaware District:
Councilmember Michael LoCurto
City of Buffalo Common Council, Fillmore District:
Councilmember David Franczyk
Now is an exciting time for LGBTQ civil rights in New York State. With the passage of Dignity for All Students last year, and Marriage Equality only this past summer, the future for the Gender Expression-Non Discrimination Bill in NYS is bright.
Here in Western New York, SDWNY and our great community of advocates have been actively lobbying all our state senators—and having an open dialog regarding the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination. As part of our lobbying, we have been running our GENDA letter campaign, focusing on the State Senate. If you have been one of the many who have signed one of our different form letters or taken the time to write a handwritten note to your legislators, we thank you. If you have not, or are willing to go the extra step and gather more signatures and notes for equality, we encourage you to download the letters below, print them out, gather signatures and send them into your State Senator. However, SDWNY is ready and able to help with mailing, and we encourage you to contact us (by email or calling 716-541-5557) should you wish us to come pick up your letters and notes and mail them to our Senators.
All information collected on this letter project is stored in an individual database. Each Senator receives a letter, and the database will only be used when it is know the legislation is coming to a vote in the Senate. You may receive an email and/or a phone call, letting you know a vote is coming and asking you to put a phone call into your Senator’s office asking him or her to support this legislation.
If your Senator is Sen. Kennedy, please thank him for championing the GENDA bill. If your senator is Sen. Mark Grisanti, please thank him for his heroic support of Marriage Equality and ask he come out to support transgender civil rights for all New Yorkers, as well.
Please join us for our 2011 Candidate Reception, featuring our great pro-equality candidates Mark Poloncarz for County Executive and Maria Whyte for County Clerk. This year, we will be introducing our SDWNY Leadership Awards, and featuring them at the event. Join the Stonewall Democrats and our LGBTQ and ally community at Betty's as we celebrate the year we have had, and the victories we will have in November!
Donation/Sponsorship Levels: $20/person & $25/Couple | $35/ Ally Sponsorship | $50 / Advocate SponsorshipBetty's 370 Virginia StBuffalo, NY 142015:3o PM - 7:30 PM
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