letters to congress

Letters to Members of Congress about the Equality Act

Click Image to read the Equality Act as passed in 2019

According to media sources, the Equality Act may be reintroduced in the House of Representatives as soon as February 22nd, and may be voted on as soon as early March! The time to act is now. Contact your Representatives and urge them to protect sex based rights for women and girls.

(Note: The link above is to the version passed in the House in 2019. When the 2021 version is available, we’ll provide a new link. It seems likely, however, that the central problem with the Act, conflating sex with gender identity, will remain in the new bill.)

Some notes: 

> Calls and meetings have greater impact than letters. Currently, with covid restrictions in many places, it’s even easier to arrange a meeting because it can be done on a zoom call. For instructions on how to find out who your Representative is, and insider tips on meeting with them, check out our Federal Legislative Lobbying Tips.

> Letters carry more weight when they are customized or personalized in some way, rather than sending the exact same form letters everyone else is sending. But certainly you can use some of the same phrasing as others, and you are welcome to copy/paste any verbiage on this site you find useful.

> Even though you will want to personalize your letter, it’s also helpful to hit some of the same talking points as others. We think two of the most important (worded however you choose) are:

1) The Equality Act needs to be amended to create separate protected categories for sex, sexual orientation, and those who do not conform to sex stereotypes, including those claiming trans identity.

2) Failure to create separate categories infringes on rights and protections for women and girls because biological males claiming female identity will be treated as females.

> You can attach articles, studies, and other supporting documents to your letters or include them in your packets for Representatives when you attend meetings. We think one of the best is our Legal Analysis and Necessary Revisions.  You could also attach the FIST or WHRC USA revisions if you support those.

Letter to Representative David Cicilline (D-RI)

Contact information:

 Representative David Cicilline               2233 Rayburn HOB            Washington, DC 20515

 https://cicilline.house.gov/

Note: Cicilline introduced the bill in 2019 and will again this year.

Letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

Contact information:

 Honorable Nancy Pelosi                   1236 Longworth H.O.B       Washington, DC 20515

 https://pelosi.house.gov/contact-me

 

Sample Letters to Members of the House

Letter from a Democrat to a Democratic Representative

Letter to a Representative Who Opposes the Equality Act

Letter to a Representative Who Supports the Equality Act