I’m honored to have received a rating of “positive” from the Lansing Association on Human Rights (LAHR) PAC, an organization that pursues justice and equality for LGBTQIA peoples through community-led advocacy, connection and education.
As a bisexual woman, my lifelong conviction is that we must fight for equal rights and protections at ALL levels of government. We can’t wait for the state to take action. We must stand up for and protect our vulnerable neighbors at any and every opportunity.
If elected, I will be the first openly bisexual woman to serve on the Ingham County Board of Commissioners. And as County Commissioner, I will make sure the County only contracts with companies that include LGBTQIA protections on their equal opportunity employment policies. I also have a plan to create a transgender bathroom policy for all our County facilities, so County employees — particularly at our public parks — are equipped with the training and policies they need to defend the rights of everyone to use the bathroom of their choice.
Change doesn’t start with the state. It starts with all of us. Thank you, LAHR-PAC, for your positive rating.