15 March 2013

It ain't over 'til it's over!

I had an interesting experience last Tuesday.  I had a nurse (who is also a good friend) come by.  Well, I saw an opportunity there,  so I mentioned that there was a transgender girl in Colorado whose board of education had the, uh, "bright" idea that she could no longer use the girls bathroom.  She had to use the boys bathroom, the one in the teacher's lounge, or the nurse's room.

She is six years old.

My nurse was, of course, both disgusted and saddened.  I told her that there is something she could do. She could sign an e-petition on change.org. (You can do the same by clicking on it) A few minutes later, her petition was signed.

My point is this:  whether you sign an e-petition, or sign an e-letter to your representative, your signature is a start, not merely a finish.  How many people do you know who might be interested?  Who can tell?

(An aside:  I just got another person to sign - yay!)

E-sign for basic liberties for all, whether gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender.  E-sign for the little girl who only wants to use the bathroom she has always used to relieve herself.

One more thing:  After you have signed, drop a quick note in the "comments" section.  It can be really quick - "I signed!" plus your name, if you wish, is perfect.  Thanks so much.

Norman, Oklahoma - Tom Cole (R) - OK4
De Pere, Wisconsin - Reid Ribble (R) - WI8
Massillon, Ohio - Bob Gibbs (R) - OH7
Mississauga, Ontario(CAN) - Eve Adams (Cons) - Mississauga / Brampton South

Marengo, Iowa - Bruce Braley (D) - IA1
Stony Brook, New York - Tim Bishop (D) - NY1
Lake Havasu City, Arizona - Paul Gosar (R) - AZ4
Toledo, Ohio - Marcy Kaptur (D) - OH7
Pottstown, Pennsylvania - Jim Gerlach (R) - PA6
Lynbrook, New York - Carolyn McCarthy (D) - NY4

Those listed above are random, through the Internet.  To find out who your representative is go to www.house.gov and enter your ZIP code.  For Canadians, go to www.parl.gc.ca and follow the directions from there.