Action Needed on 2 bills – one to protect trans kids in Kentucky, and one that will hurt solar power companies. Please call and write your reps.

Urgent Action Needed!

HB326 Targets Trans Kids 19 Republican Co-Sponsors Introduce Bill

Kentucky’s transgender kids are under attack again–but this time it’s serious. 19 Republican State Representatives introduced House Bill 326 Wednesday to prevent transgender students from using restrooms in which they feel safe.

Don’t hesitate–make the call right now to leave a simple message with the operator for your State Senator, State Representative, and both Senate and House Leadership–OPPOSE HB326!

Call 1-800-372-7181. It’s easy and will only take a few seconds. A considerate receptionist will simply take your message and ask who should receive it. Statewide Fairness Rally Feb. 21

Wednesday, Feb. 21
8:30 a.m. EST: Group Meetup in Capitol Education Center (506 Capital Ave., 40601)
*FREE Parking in adjacent Capitol Garage*
9 a.m.-1 p.m. EST: Group Lobbying following the meetup
1:30 p.m. EST: Rally in Capitol Rotunda (700 Capital Avenue, 40601) 

To carpool, meet at 7:15 a.m. at the Artisan Center (200 Artisan Way, 40403)

REGISTER HERE PREPARE by calling 1-800-372-7181 to schedule a meeting with your state Senator and Representative on Feb. 21 to SUPPORT a Statewide Fairness Law for LGBTQ Kentuckians and OPPOSE HB326 that targets transgender youth (the operator will help you leave your message)! If you schedule a meeting, please let us know by contacting 502-893-0788 or Jamie@Fairness.org.

House Bill 227, an anti-rooftop solar bill, passed through the House Natural Resources and Energy Committee Thursday morning. Several Republican lawmakers expressed reservations about the bill yet voted “yes” anyway.

CALL 502-947-6182 to tell your representative and senator to vote NO on HB 227.

This bill was given new life last week when GOP leaders in the House took the unusual step of adding three new members to the House committee, so their additional votes would be enough to pass this anti-solar bill.

That action was taken after the bill stalled in committee. After strong testimony from solar industry representatives and advocates, Committee Chair Jim Gooch realized he did not have the votes to pass the bill. So he abruptly adjourned the meeting without a vote. He acknowledged that this issue has gotten more public outcry than any other issue in the General Assembly other than pensions and medical marijuana.

Your calls and emails and conversations with your neighbors and your legislators are powerful. But the utilities and their lobbying firms are pushing hard. It’s important to keep up the pressure!

The bill now goes to the full House for consideration and a vote. It is expected that amendments will be offered on the House floor.

When you call 502-947-6182 it will ask you to to dial 1 for your representative or 2 for your senator. The bill is in the House, so start with your representative.

It will ask you to enter your zip code. You will then be connected with the best available direct number for your representative. Stay on the line during a brief pause. You may be directed to their cell phone, office line, or the legislative switchboard.

Ask to speak directly with your representative. Leave a message if that’s not possible – and ask them to call you back. Then, if you have time, call the number again to talk with your state senator. Here’s some wording:  “Vote NO on HB 227. This bill crushes consumer choice and Kentucky’s homegrown solar industry. It rewards monopoly utilities at the expense of residents, small businesses, and jobs.”

More info here

 

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