- February 6, 2017
Post submitted by David Topping, HRC Texas Field Manager & Sissi Yado, HRC Austin Field Organizer
Last night, Sissi Yado, HRC Austin Field Organizer, traveled between different Super Bowl watch parties to collect letters urging Texas Governor Greg Abbott to take a stand against anti-LGBTQ legislation.
Yado’s first stop was at ‘Bout Time II, a local LGBTQ-friendly bar and club hosting a Super Bowl party. Her second stop was a local Super Bowl party in Austin.
HRC field organizers in Texas have hit the ground running. Organizers in Dallas, Houston, Austin and San Antonio are organizing to fight back against anti-LGBTQ legislation in Texas. Field organizers are bringing personal, individual stories from the front lines in Texas. Together with HRC members and supporters, they are mobilizing citizens to contact their legislators about the dangerous SB 6 and other anti-LGBTQ legislation.
HRC is currently tracking seven anti-LGBTQ bills in Texas, including SB 6 -- dishonestly titled the “Privacy Protection Act” -- a bill expressly intended to discriminate against and block facility access for transgender Texans.