Transgender Bathroom Law repeal certified for 2018 ballot

Transgender Bathroom Law repeal certified for 2018 ballot


   

Keep MA Safe | News Release 

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CONTACT:   Andrew Beckwith | info@keepmasafe.org | 339.298.7567

 

Transgender Bathroom Law repeal certified for 2018 ballot

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

WOBURN — This summer, hundreds of volunteers across the Commonwealth collected over 50,000 signatures in roughly 45 days in order to repeal the transgender “Bathroom and Locker Room Law” passed in July. This was a tremendous grass roots effort that allowed Keep MA Safe to submit more than 38,000 certified signatures to the Secretary of State’s Office last week. 
 
This afternoon, the Keep MA Safe ballot question committee was informed that the final count after review by the Secretary of State is still over 34,000, which means Keep MA Safe has met the constitutional requirements to put this dangerous law on the ballot in 2018.

We are extremely grateful to the thousands of people who courageously signed the petition, at times in the face of threats and intimidation. As voters began to learn about the full impact of this law, we saw them often move from alarm to action. 
 
We look forward to spending the next two years continuing to raise awareness about the dangers of this law and making sure voters are fully educated on what is at stake. We remain committed to defending the fundamental rights to privacy and safety, particularly for women and children, in our Commonwealth.

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