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Breaking News: NC Set to Betray Women and Children

News broke yesterday that the North Carolina General Assembly will begin a special session on Wednesday, December 21, to consider repealing HB 2, a state law that protects the privacy rights of women and children, as well as the freedom of association and property rights of business owners.

The special legislative session is part of a backroom deal between the state legislature and the Charlotte City Council. Provided that the state legislature repeals HB 2 by the end of the year, the city has agreed to repeal a controversial ordinance requiring businesses to allow individuals to use the other biological sex’s locker rooms, showers, and bathrooms.

Unfortunately, this deal isn’t worth the paper it is written on. Once the state repeals HB 2, there will be no remaining legal barriers to stop North Carolina cities from passing ordinances that threaten the privacy and safety of women and children.

Take action by calling and emailing Speaker Tim Moore (Tim.Moore@ncleg.net; (919) 733-3451) and Senate President Pro Tempore, Senator Phil Berger (Phil.Berger@ncleg.net; (919) 733-5708). Let them know you think this is a bad deal that betrays pro-family voters and abandons women and children.

Prominent Liberal Activists to Join Just Want Privacy Campaign Tomorrow

 

A group of prominent liberal voices will join forces with the Just Want Privacy Campaign tomorrow to support safety and privacy for women and children in public locker rooms, showers, and bathrooms.

On Thursday, June 16th, at 11:00 AM, at the Carwein Auditorium on the University of Washington-Tacoma campus, Just Want Privacy will hold a press conference and Q&A Session to address questions around the Yes on I-1515 ballot measure.  Joining them at the conference are three prominent and respected liberal activists.

Press Conference

Maya Dillard Smith is the former head of the ACLU in Georgia.  She recently resigned because she felt that the effort to allow men to use the women’s locker rooms, showers, and bathrooms created safety hazards for women and children.

Blair Tindall is a feminist journalist, author, and speaker, based in Los Angeles.  She has characterized the removal of privacy and safety in public facilities as another attack in the “war on women.”

Miriam Ben-Shalom is a veteran of the U.S. Army, known for her efforts to challenge the U.S.’s position of homosexuals serving in the military. More recently, she was removed from her appointment as the Grand Marshal of Milwaukee’s Pride Parade because she does not support the effort to allow men into the women’s bathrooms, locker rooms, and showers.

The public is invited to attend this event at the Carwein Auditorium on the campus of the University of Washington at Tacoma. Please be respectful, as counter-protests are expected.  More information on the press conference can be found here.