Across North Carolina, LGBTQ folks and allies have been organizing all year to support the passage of LGBTQ-inclusive nondiscrimination ordinances at the local level. And tomorrow (Tuesday, April 27), we have our best chance yet to make our voices heard by the Asheville City Council!
The Asheville City Council will hold a discussion on an LGBTQ-inclusive nondiscrimination ordinance on Tuesday, April 27 at 5:00pm ET. We really need every supporter of LGBTQ equality in Asheville to raise their voices in support of LGBTQ protections.
We’d love to hear you speak out in support of the ordinance and urge the City Council to pass these critical protections from anti-LGBTQ discrimination. Will you register to give public comment? Here’s how:
- No later than 9:00am on Tuesday, April 27, sign up to deliver public comment during the meeting. Click here to sign up at ashevillenc.gov/comments or by calling the City Clerk’s Office at 828-259-5900.
- Fill out the form with your name, email, phone number that you’ll use to call in, city, and specify that you’d like to give comment on “News Business.” Then press “OK.” Then, acknowledge the Rules of Decorum by selecting the box and clicking Submit.
- You will be sent an email confirmation and will receive information on how to call in on Tuesday.
- In the meantime, prepare your comment! It should be 1-2 minutes long and be personal to your own experience. Why do you want to see Asheville enact LGBTQ nondiscrimination protections? How will these protections make you feel safer, more welcome, and more included in Asheville?
Not available to give public comment on Tuesday? That’s OK. You can still send a message to the Asheville City Council and urge them to pass the ordinance. Send a message to AshevilleCityCouncilApr272021@PublicInput.com, learn more about leaving a pre-meeting voicemail comment, or click here to take action with our NC is Ready campaign, which we lead with Equality NC.
Thanks for all that you’re doing. Looking forward to hearing you speak out on Tuesday!