Greetings from FRC Action!
We wanted to share the following, urgent request from our friends at MD Petitions, who are working to stop Maryland's recently-passed "Bathroom Bill." By adding "gender identity" to Maryland's anti-discrimination code, SB 212 would allow men and women to use public restrooms, locker rooms, etc. interchangeably based on their "appearance, expression, or behavior...regardless of the person's assigned sex at birth."
If you have previously received this message, please simply disregard this second contact. We did, however, want to make certain that you, your friends, and your neighbors would be aware of this very critical information.
We encourage you to join us in making your voice heard today!
We are about 8,000 signatures short for the first turn-in deadline this Saturday, May 31st. This number is large, but very much within reach. There are 3 days left - Will you help? Otherwise, starting October 1, men will be able to go into the women's bathrooms by simply claiming to identify as women (and vise versa).
The good news is that it is still possible to stop the Bathroom Bill. If everyone who opened this email would collect 5 more signatures and turn them in at one of our drop-off locations by Friday evening, or even Saturday afternoon, we would have more than enough to meet this first deadline. You can find a drop-off location near you at https://mdpetitions.com/petition-drop-locations.
This Friday night and Saturday present great opportunities for people to go to festivals, club meetings, picnics, or even to post offices to collect signatures. Some people have not even asked their neighbors to sign yet, and most people willingly sign when they hear about the effect of this bill. Will you help?
We are planning two runs to gather petitions from each location: one on Friday evening, and one at 4PM on Saturday. If you can get 5 signatures and bring them to the nearest location by 4PM Saturday, at the latest, we could have enough signatures to meet the deadline.
You can sign the petition HERE or download a volunteer packet HERE so you can gather signatures from your friends and family. You can also visit one of the drop-off locations to get a copy of the petition to sign or take to ask others to sign.
You really can make the difference if you sign the petition and gather 5 or more signatures right away! So many people have worked so hard on this effort, and for good reason. By working hard together over these last few days we can stop this harmful legislation.
Thanks in advance for your help!
Thank you for standing with us to protect and defend Faith, Family, and Freedom!