MA Business Leaders to Announce Support for Yes on 3 Campaign
July 31, 2018

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Members of Business Community to Come Together to Support Upholding Transgender Nondiscrimination Law

BOSTON – State business leaders will gather to endorse the “Yes on 3” ballot question campaign, the bi-partisan coalition seeking to uphold the state’s transgender nondiscrimination law at the ballot in November.

More than 50 organizations, including Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, State Street, Biogen, EY, John Hancock, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, MassMutual, National Grid, Partners HealthCare, Putnam, and Bank of America, will be on hand at Eastern Bank headquarters in Boston’s financial district to explain why this issue is important to the Commonwealth’s businesses and economy.

The Yes on 3 campaign is the statewide coalition seeking to uphold the state’s transgender nondiscrimination law at the ballot this November. It is governed by Freedom for All Massachusetts, the official ballot committee.

In 2016, the Massachusetts legislature passed – with a bipartisan, supermajority vote – historic nondiscrimination protections for transgender people in public places, such as restaurants, shops and medical offices in Massachusetts. Governor Charlie Baker signed the bill into law in July 2016. Shortly after it went into effect, opponents of transgender equality gathered the minimum number of signatures required to place the law on the ballot for repeal in November 2018. Repeal of the law risks Massachusetts going the path of North Carolina, which lost thousands of new jobs and hundreds of millions in the economy when an anti-transgender law passed.

WHO:

Bob Rivers, Chair and CEO, Eastern Bank
Jim Rooney, President, Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce
Executives and CEOs from the state’s leading businesses and business associations.
Yes on 3 Campaign Leaders


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