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House Bill 2244

The following information was received from Andrew Schneider of Fairness West Virginia

West Virginia lawmakers unveiled their first attack on LGBTQ people this morning. Members of a House committee passed a bill that threatens every local fairness law in the state.

The bill, House Bill 2244, essentially gives a handful of city residents the power to put local nondiscrimination laws on the ballot for repeal. Eighteen communities have already adopted these ordinances, but anti-LGBTQ activists hope that this bill stops all of our progress.

We don't have much time to act. The bill is heading to the House Judiciary Committee next. Can you tell the chairman of that committee, Del. Moore Capito, to keep it off the agenda?

Click the button below to email Del. Moore in less than 2 minutes!

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I'll be honest with you, it's going to be tough to kill this bill. Far-right Republicans have massive super majorities in both the Senate and the House, which means we'll need to keep this bill off the committee's agenda to prevent it from coming up for a vote.

I hope you can join us on Feb. 20 for the Fairness For All Lobby Day at the Capitol. We're rounding up all of our allies and planning the biggest lobby day we've ever attempted. A huge crowd at our lobby day will show our legislators that West Virginians support fairness for ALL people.

RSVP for our lobby day here.

Yours in Fairness,

Andrew Schneider
Executive Director

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