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MISSION

TurnOUT! NC is a joint project to mobilize LGBT and pro-equality North Carolinians and is the newest phase in HRC, ACLU, CSE and ENC’s work to defeat House Bill 2. The project aims at educating and empowering North Carolina voters during this pivotal election year, and repairing the reputation of North Carolina as a welcoming place for all. A continuation of the groundswell support that brought LGBT-inclusive policies to many North Carolina counties and cities like Charlotte, TurnOUT! NC seeks to work everywhere – from the halls of the legislature to the pews of our faith centers to the storefronts of our businesses to the steps of our polls – to strengthen North Carolina’s storied equal rights movement.

For more information, visit turnoutnc.org.

COALITION

TurnOUT! NC is a joint project to mobilize LGBT and pro-equality North Carolinians and is the newest phase in HRC, ACLU, CSE and ENC’s work to defeat House Bill 2. The project aims at educating and empowering North Carolina voters during this pivotal election year, and repairing the reputation of North Carolina as a welcoming place for all. Led by Equality NC, ACLU, CSE and Human Rights Campaign (HRC), TurnOUT! NC is a growing partnership that works in coordination with the many organizations and activists, businesses large and small, and congregations -- from our rural hubs to our major cities -- working to stop HB2. For more information, email info@equalitync.org.

UPCOMING EVENTS

RSVP for Asheville - Thurs. April 21 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm; Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville 1 Edwin Pl. Asheville, NC 28801

RSVP for Raleigh, Thurs. April 21 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm, Pullen Memorial Baptist, 1801 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 2760527858

RSVP for Greensboro, Fri. April 22 - 7pm, Beloved Community Center, 417 Arlington Street, Greensboro, NC 27406

RSVP for Greenville, Sat. April 23 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Greenville, 131 Oakmont Dr., Greenville, NC 27858

BACKGROUND

In March 2016, the N.C. General Assembly passed House Bill 2 (HB2), an extreme and discriminatory measure that stripped Charlotte's trans*-inclusive nondiscrimination ordinance, and with it, years of work to create safer and more equitable North Carolina communities.

HB2 eliminated existing municipal nondiscrimination protections for LGBT people and prevents such protections from being passed in the future. The legislation forces transgender students in public schools to use restrooms and other facilities inconsistent with their gender identity, putting 4.5 billion dollars in federal funding under Title IX at risk. It also compels the same type of discrimination against transgender people in state buildings, including our public universities. In addition, the law invalidates local employment ordinances governing living wages, benefits, employee protections and leave policies and preempts local anti-discrimination policies and enforcement tools that protected everyone regardless of race, national origin, age, disability, gender or religion. This unprecedented control over local laws prevents workers from making discrimination claims in state courts – potentially impacting any or all North Carolinians – and strips communities of the autonomy to lead by their own values.

The legislation was approved in a hurried, single-day session on March 23, 2016, and Gov. McCrory quickly signed the sweeping measure into law in the dead of night.

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