Posted by: Judy K. Warner | May 1, 2014

New petition on Bathroom Bill

I got this email from Neil Parrott and MD Petitions yesterday:

Dear Judith Warner,

The results are in and MDPetitions.com is working to help you bring back common sense back to Maryland.  98% of the respondents on the survey indicated that we should work to take the “Bathroom Bill” – deceptively named the “Fairness For All Marylanders Act” –  to referendum so that Marylanders can make the final decision regarding the bill this November.

The first step has happened: MDPetitions.com has launched the petition effort.  Now it’s your turn.  If you care about this common-sense issue, you can do something about it. Please start by signing the petition today.

If this bill takes effect, your right to privacy in private facilities will become null and void.

Parents should be able to send their young girls into the women’s bathroom and have the expectation that there will only be women or girls in that bathroom. Now, under this bill, there could be men in the women’s bathroom, and it opens the door for predators to take advantage of this bill. Predators will be able to go into the opposite gender bathroom, and proprietors would not be able to deny them access to that bathroom. Furthermore, that proprietor could be successfully sued if he DID deny them access. The bathroom rules that we’ve had and followed for generations are now null and void.”

BY SIGNING THE PETITION TODAY, YOU CAN HELP BRING BACK COMOM SENSE.

Please help.  By working together we can get this privacy issue on the ballot, and then overturn this bill in November.  

Many Marylanders are now asking, “Where are my rights?  How is this fair to me that I don’t have the right to privacy anymore, that I can no longer use the bathroom I’ve been assigned with assurance that only members of the same sex will be in the bathroom?” The “Fairness For All Marylanders Act” is not fair.

To be successful, MDPetitions.com will need to collect 18,579 valid signatures to meet the May 31st deadline, and a total of 55,736 valid signatures by June 30th.  In order to make sure we have enough valid signatures, our goal is to obtain 25,000 signatures by the end of May and a total of at least 75,000 by the end of June.

Will you help and go to www.MDPetitions.com right now and sign the petition?  All you need to do is put in basic information and our system will generate a personalized form for you.  Then you just need to download it, print it, sign and date as yourself, and thensign and date as the circulator, and mail it to us.  The whole process only takes a few minutes.

You can also download a volunteer packet here so that you can help your friends, family, co-workers, and neighbors to sign it too.

Please act now to help stop Maryland’s “Bathroom Bill” from becoming law.

Sincerely,
Neil

Delegate Neil Parrott, Chairman
MDPetitions.com

P.S. – Please sign the petition at https://mdpetitions.com/bathroom-bill/.

P.P.S – Running a petition drive is expensive.  Please consider helping us with a donation (https://mdpetitions.com/donate) of $25, $50, $100, $250, or whatever you can afford right now so we can get the petition to more people and get this dangerous law on the ballot.  Thank you for your support!
 


Responses

  1. Thank you for the post Judy.

    I also received the e-mail and my wife and I have signed the petition. I have also downloaded the volunteer packet and am collecting signatures

    A couple of things that I would like your readers to know:
    1) Most people that I have talked to didn’t even know the law existed and are appalled to learn of it, and
    2) After the “Meet the Candidates” meeting put on by the Hagerstown Tea Party I spoke with Brett Wilson, a candidate for District 2B (Hagerstown,) Mr. Wilson is a current prosecutor. I asked what he thought the effect of the “Bathroom Bill” would have on such things as pedophilia (SP?) and sexual assaults on women? He said that in his opinion as a prosecutor, they will go up!

    Just for giggles let me give you Greg’s picks:

    If you vote in district 1-C, vote for Ray Givens
    If you vote in district 2-A, vote for Neil Parrott
    if you vote in district 2-B, vote for Brett Wilson

    Greg


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