TurnOUT! Charlotte phone banking for LGBT non-discrimination ordinance, calls for volunteers

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TurnOUT! Charlotte, a project including Equality NC, The Human Rights Campaign and MeckPAC, which worked to get pro equality candidates elected to City Council and for mayor, has reformed to fight for the passage of the LGBT non-discrimination ordinance. Charlotte City Council will vote on the ordinance on Feb. 22.

The group is calling on supporters of the ordinance to volunteer in a phone banking effort, which began last week and continues this week, Feb. 16-18, 6:00-8:30 p.m.

“We need your help, now more than ever! The Charlotte City Council hearing and vote for a non-discrimination ordinance will take place on February 22 and we need your help spreading the word. Anti-LGBT supporters are engaging in mobilization efforts to oppose the passage of a fully-inclusive ordinance. It is critical that we mobilize equality activists and supporters to show our support for the NDO at the upcoming hearing!” TurnOUT! Charlotte said in a press release.

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They also ask those in favor of the ordinance to attend the City Council meeting on Monday, Feb. 22 and to wear blue to show support. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. and it is recommended that you get there early, as it is expected to be well attended and seats will fill up quickly.

Those wishing to volunteer can RSVP here.

 

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Posted by Jeff Taylor / Social Media Editor

Jeff Taylor is a journalist and artist. In addition to QNotes, his work has appeared in publications such The Charlotte Observer, Creative Loafing Charlotte, Inside Lacrosse, and McSweeney’s Internet Tendency. He graduated from the State University of New York at Brockport and has lived in Charlotte since 2006.@jefftaylorhuman.