Take Action: Call Senator Portman!
In just a couple minutes, you can make a powerful impact. Legislators take calls from people very seriously.
Please call Senator Rob Portman at (614) 469-6774. He represents Ohio in the US Senate, and his vote is very important to passing the Equality Act. Anti-equality groups are calling his office every day, so he needs to hear from pro-equality veterans like you!
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 a veteran of the [Military Branch]. I am calling to ask Senator Portman to support HR 5 and S. 393, the Equality Act. As a veteran, I served our county to protect our country and the fundamental rights we all value as Americans. That includes the right to live our lives free of discrimination. Passing the Equality Act will secure that promise for all veterans, including our LGBTQ veterans.
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|Level||Title||Number||Status||Equality Ohio Position||Topics|
|state||Banning Critical Race Theory (House)||HB322/HB327||Introduced 05/25/2021||Oppose||Racial Justice, Education, LGBTQ Youth|
|state||Designate Pride Month 2021||SB197||Referred to Government Oversight and Reform Committee 06/16/2021||Support||Pride Month|
|state||Don’t Say Gay, Don’t Mention Race||HB 616||Introduced 04/04/2022||Oppose||Education|
|federal||Equality Act||HR5||Passed House of Representatives 2/25/2021||Support||LGBTQ Nondiscrimination|
|state||HB454: Banning Affirming Care||HB454||Introduced 10/19/2021||Oppose||Healthcare, Affirming Care, Transgender|
|state||Ohio Fairness Act (House)||HB208||Referred to House Commerce & Labor Committee 3/17/2021||Support||LGBTQ Nondiscrimination|
|state||Ohio Fairness Act (Senate)||SB119||Referred to Senate Government Oversight Committee 3/11/2021||Support||LGBTQ Nondiscrimination|
|state||Protecting Youth from Conversion “Therapy” (House)||HB420||Referred to Health 2/19/20||Support||Conversion Therapy, LGBTQ Youth|
|state||Protecting Youth from Conversion “Therapy” (Senate)||SB50||Referred to Health 2/10/21||Support||Conversion Therapy, LGBTQ Youth|
|state||Transgender Athlete Ban (House)||HB61||Referred to Primary and Secondary Education Committee, 2/4/2021||Oppose||LGBTQ Youth, High School and College Sports|
|state||Transgender Athlete Ban (Senate)||SB132||Introduced 3/16/2021||Oppose||LGBTQ Youth, High School and College Sports|
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