Make a Call
In just a couple minutes, you can make a powerful impact. Legislators take calls from people very seriously.
Please call Representative Don Jones at 614-756-2216. He is the chair of the Ohio House Primary and Secondary Education Committee, so he can decide whether to stop the ban transgender athletes in high school and college sports. Since this issue impacts all Ohioans, he needs to hear from all of us, regardless of your district.
You will likely speak to an aide, or if it’s after hours, you’ll leave a voicemail.
Say something like this:
My name is [name] and I am calling to ask that Representative Jones stops House Bill 527, which would ban transgender athletes from participating in high school and college sports. This bill will have a devastating effect on transgender athletes. Sports are for everyone, and the Ohio High School Athletic Association and NCAA have policies in place to ensure that sports are fair and accessible to all. This bill cannot pass.
|Level||Title||Number||Status||Equality Ohio Position||Topics|
|state||Designate Pride Month||SB138||Referred to Government Oversight and Reform||Support||Pride Month|
|state||Designating “Coming Out Day”||HB363||Referred to State & Local Government Committee 10/9/2019||Support||Coming Out Day|
|federal||Equality Act||HR5||Passed House of Representatives 5/17/2019||Support||LGBTQ Nondiscrimination|
|state||LGBTQ Youth Medical Care Ban||HB513||Referred to Health 3/10/20||Oppose||LGBTQ Youth, Healthcare|
|state||Ohio Fairness Act (House)||HB369||Sponsor Testimony 11/19/2019||Support||LGBTQ Nondiscrimination|
|state||Ohio Fairness Act (Senate)||SB11||Proponent Testimony 5/22/2019||Support||LGBTQ Nondiscrimination|
|state||Protecting Youth from Conversion “Therapy” (House)||HB503||Referred to Health 2/19/20||Support||Conversion Therapy, LGBTQ Youth|
|state||Protecting Youth from Conversion “Therapy” (Senate)||SB130||Referred to Health, Human Services and Medicaid 5/1/19||Support||Conversion Therapy, LGBTQ Youth|
|state||Transgender Athlete Ban||HB527||Referred to Primary & Secondary Education 3/10/20||Oppose||LGBTQ Youth, High School and College Sports|
|local||Westerville Nondiscrimination & Hate Crimes Ordinances||2019-18 & 2019-19||PASSED 11/19/19||Support||LGBTQ Nondiscrimination, Hate Crimes|
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