Town Hall Recap: Act now!

What a great night. Last night we held our Virtual Town Hall, where we heard from Michigan Supreme Court Justice Marilyn Kelly, Lambda Legal‘s Eric Lesh,Affirmations‘ Johnny Jenkins, the ACLU of Michigan‘s Jay Kaplan, and the Stonewall Bar Association of Michigan‘s Tim Cordes. After that town hall, I’m pledging to get informed. It’s too important not to!

Each expert had a wealth of knowledge for those of us on the line. Justice Kelly gave us her insider knowledge on how the Supreme Court works. And did you know just how important this November’s Supreme Court elections are for gay and transgender people? Jay previewed some of the big cases that may come before the court soon: adoption for gay couples, ID laws for transgender people, non-discrimination cases, and more. Eric talked to us about what anti-gay Supreme Court Justices have done to try to tear down equality across the country.

That’s why I need your help. Will you take the pledge with me, to get informed about the Supreme Court races this November? What a lot of people don’t realize, and Johnny pointed out to us, is this: Many Michigan voters forget to vote for Supreme Court Justices. It’s at the end of the ballot. And if they get there, they aren’t sure who to cast a ballot for. So do what you can, pledge to get informed!

Click here to pledge to get informed: With their terms lasting 8 years, the election of Supreme Court Justices is something that has a big impact on our state. I want to make sure that gay and transgender people are treated fairly and equally when our cases get to the bench!

-Jon Hoadley
Don’t Change Yourself
A project of the ACLU of Michigan, Affirmations, Equality Michigan, KICK, the Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion, and the Ruth Ellis Center

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