Please call or email D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson and urge him to add more funding for the Office of Human Rights and the Office of LGBTQ Affairs. Specifically:
Office of Human Rights
- +$400,000 for 4-5 new full-time employees (intake, investigators, and 1 new full-time employee to coordinate the Mayor‘s hate crimes response team)
- +$100,000 for public outreach and education (staff and program costs)
Office of LGBTQ Affairs
- +$3 million for the creation of a competitive grant program focusing on health equity to support LGBTQ organizations and 1 new full-time employee to oversee the program
These investments are needed to better protect LGBTQ legal rights and address the health needs of the LGBTQ community.
Do it today! Time is running out before the DC Council’s final vote on the fiscal year 2020 budget. Thanks!
Telephone: (202) 724-8032