Charlotte City Council to vote on Domestic Partner Benefits
Today, Mecklenburg LGBT Political Action Committee (MeckPAC) announced a call to action for Mecklenburg County residents.
City Council will be voting on the 2012 budget on Monday, June 11 and MeckPAC is encouraging community members to write their City Council member and the At-Large members to tell them that they need to vote to include Domestic Partner Benefits in the 2013 budget.
At a recent citizens forum in Charlotte, MeckPAC joined several LGBT city employees as they spoke out on their own behalf to urge City Council members to vote to keep domestic partner benefits in the 2013 budget. They talked about their partners and families and how having access to these benefits would directly impact and improve their lives. City Manager Curt Walton wrote to them to thank them for attending and for speaking out. Now MeckPAC wants to ensure City Council members also get the message.
You can find your City Council representative and their contact information below. This information was compiled by MeckPAC.
To find your City Council member click here: http://charmeck.org/mecklenburg/county/BOE/voter/Pages/MyDistrict.aspx
At-Large Member David Howard: firstname.lastname@example.org , 704-336-4099
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About the author: O'Neale Atkinson is a former editor of QNotes, serving in the position from Jan. 23, 2012 to June 15, 2012. His first issue as editor was published on Feb. 4, 2012. His last issue was published June 23, 2012. O'Neale currently serves as operations manager of the LGBT Community Center of Charlotte.