GET INVOLVED TO OVERTURN HOUSE BILL 2
The Jewish community has spoken loudly and clearly that it is opposed to House Bill 2, a controversial law that bans transgender persons from using bathrooms in accordance with their gender identities, and severely limits the ability of municipalities to pass progressive local legislation on everything from anti-discrimination issues to minimum wage requirements.
The Charlotte chapter of CJJ sent this letter in January of 2017 to the NC General Assembly in response to the legislature’s failure to repeal HB2.
In April 2016, rabbis from across the state held a special Passover service on the steps of our state legislature, calling for the repeal of this discriminatory law.
To learn how HB2 came to be, read here.
HERE’S A LIST OF COMMUNITY STATEMENTS OPPOSING HB2:
- 45 NC Rabbis sign statement against HB2
- CJJ’s statement on HB2
- Judea Reform’s statement
- Temple Emanuel’s statement
- Durham Chapel Hill Federation’s statement
- Beth El Durham’s statement
- Congregation Beth Israel’s statement
- Beth Meyer synagogue’s statement
- Kehillah Synagogue’s statement
- Temple of the High Country’s statement
- Statement from the desk of Rabbi Eve Eichenholtz
- UNC Hillel statement
- Rabbi Lucy Dinner’s sermon on HB2, Temple Beth Or
- Rabbi Stephen Roberts in the Watauga Democrat
- Change.org petition
- Bend the Arc’s project vsGoliath led an online petition asking the NBA to move the All-Star Game if HB2 is not repealed (the NBA recently announced its decision to move the All-Star Game out of North Carolina)