With my new website redesign, one of the things that changed was that I no longer have a page of links and recommendations for some of my favorite people and organizations.
But I feel that sharing our interconnected web of support and inspiration is an important component of my work.
So starting today, I am offering this regular feature, highlighting an individual, or group, or service that I think you might like to know more about.
I hope you will be inspired to support their work, and share with your friends.
As you almost certainly know by now, my beloved state of North Carolina, once a role-model of progressive policies and old-fashioned Southern hospitality, has been taken over by puppets of the Tea Party and a small army of well funded bigots. (Sorry, there is just no other nice way to put it).
And the cherry on top of the appalling four-year backslide into pre-Civil War values has been the back-room legislation called House Bill 2.
HB2 has already cost North Carolina thousands of jobs, millions of dollars, and untold, possibly irreparable damage to our reputation. The extremists in control of our executive and legislative branches of state government not only don’t care, they have continued to double-down on their hateful decisions.
One of the organizations that is fighting to overturn this bill is Equality NC.
They are a well established advocacy group for securing equal rights and justice for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) North Carolinians.
The Need Is Urgent – Please Help
They are now facing their biggest challenge — to eradicate a law that the U.S. Attorney General has called, “impermissibly discriminatory.”
They have other help — the ACLU, the Human Rights Campaign, and lawsuits filed by the U.S. government are all attacking this unprecedented and toxic law.
But I am highlighting Equality NC this month, since they are local, and one of the most effective and powerful ways you can give your support to overturning HB2.
The need is urgent.
Please help restore credibility and equality for all, in a place that once was a leader for these values. To donate, please visit here.