The flood of hearings is slowing to a more manageable pace this week, but there’s still plenty of issues to watch. Thank you to everyone who is keeping up and sending messages each week. It’s important to keep moving even when things are rough.
Yes, this session has been rough. The legislators are feeling it, too. If you’re fortunate to have a legislator who supports the same issues that you do, please take a few minutes to thank them for their service. Gratitude goes a long way during uncertain times.
How to contact your legislators
Find your legislators here.
Email them here.
Call the Capitol switchboard at 406-444-4800 from 7:30am – 5pm on weekdays to leave them a message.
Last chance to say NO to HB 112 and SB 280 – Rights for transgender community members
HB 112 went through its third reading in the Senate and is waiting for approval of amendments in the House. This bill, which would ban transgender youth — specifically transgender girls — from playing school sports, had an amendment added which would make the bill “void on the date that the office for civil rights of the United States department of education [sic] issues a letter of impending enforcement action due to the enforcement of [this act].”
Action – Please tell your representative YES on the amendment, which will have a vote on Monday afternoon. We are hoping that the Department of Education acts quickly after this bill is enacted.