Last night at Hebrew College, we were proud to join with Keshet and leaders in the Jewish community for a powerful Town Hall event focused on the importance of voting YES this November to uphold basic protections for our transgender neighbors, family and friends.
As more than 120 supporters gathered to pledge their support for upholding Massachusetts’ non-discrimination law this November, the theme was clear: Our Commonwealth is now the national battleground for transgender protections—and it’s going to take all of us, including an active effort in the Jewish community, to defend these critical protections for our transgender neighbors and friends.
In addition to Keshet, the event was co-sponsored by the Anti-Defamation League of New England, Jewish Alliance for Law and Social Action, the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston, the Massachusetts Board of Rabbis, and The Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism.
Speakers last night included Mimi Micner from Keshet and FFAM’s Faith Advocacy Director Taj Smith—in addition to a panel discussion featuring Calvin Mitchell, Avery Kiihne, Laurie Wolfe, and Rabbi Becky Silverstein.
The energy in the room was palpable, as each attendee left with clear next steps and determination for making Massachusetts the first state in the country to uphold transgender protections at the ballot box. You can watch the full live stream of the event here on Keshet’s Facebook page.
Thank you to our partners at Keshet and leaders in the Jewish community for such a fantastic evening. We’re so thrilled to partner with you as we work together to defend transgender equality in Massachusetts.
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