I received word that three members of Allegheny County Council have withdrawn their support of the legislation that would extend anti-discrimination protections on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity and gender presentation.
You can bet the rightwing and the AFA of PA are getting people to make calls and had something to do with this change in support of the legislation.
If you, your parents, siblings, friends or family live in these neighborhoods, please take a moment to send an email or pick up the phone and urge these three individuals to vote in favor of this legislation. Remind them that is it not fair or just for someone to lose their job or be denied a place to live because they are gay. It really is that simple and it shouldn't be controversial. Be polite and ask them to vote for the legislation.
If you need any motivation to make the call, check out what the AFA of PA is saying about all of this …they are spreading lies and misinformation about the impact of this legislation. Go read the distortions for yourself.
More on this later after I attend the Steel City meeting this afternoon.
District 1 includes:
|1||Ben Avon Heights|
District 4 includes:
District 12 includes:
|12||Pittsburgh – 19th Ward (Beechview, Mt. Washington, parts of Brookline, Duquesne Heights|
|12||Pittsburgh – 20th Ward (Banksville, Ridgemont, Elliot)|
|12||Pittsburgh – 28th Ward (Crafton Heights, Westwood, East Carnegie, Windgay and Fairywood)|
|12||Pittsburgh – 29th Ward (Carrick)|
|12||Pittsburgh – 30th Ward (Knoxville)|
|12||Pittsburgh – 32nd Ward|