Upcoming events in response to HB 4770, HB 4771 and other pending bills

Two events sponsored by U of M School of Social Work coming up:

Discuss HB 4770, HB 4771, and other impending anti-equality bills Tuesday, November 1 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM in Room B800 in lower level of School of Social Work.

Come learn about SB 518, The Julea Ward Freedom of Conscience Act which would allow students enrolled in any institution of higher education in Michigan to refuse to counsel a student as part of an academic social work, psychology, counseling program based simply on the student’s “moral conviction.” Monday, November 7 from 5:00 – 6:30 PM in McGregor Commons; Sponsored by the School of Social Work TBLG Dean’s Matters Initiative and the Queer Social Work Alliance.

Resources for activism against HB 4770 and HB 4771

Michigan HB 4770, the bill to eliminate the ability of public institutions from offering domestic partner benefits and HB 4771, a bill to prevent unions from bargaining for domestic partner benefits, are unfair, harmful and likely unconstitutional. The Jim Toy Community Center’s Public Policy Committee has collected several resources to help you, a concerned Michigan resident, communicate with your congressional representatives, friends, family, business owners and Governor Snyder about these threats to the health and well-being of Michigan residents as well as the economic prosperity of our state.

Legislative Outreach and Resources
Read “Diversity and High Tech Growth” by Richard Florida and Gary Gates

Meeting to discuss legislature’s action against domestic partner benefits


The Public Policy Committee at the Jim Toy Community Center will be holding a meeting to discuss local response to the recent spate of discriminatory legislation being introduced in the Michigan House. Please join us on Wednesday, October 19th, at 6:30 pm. Feel free to extend this invitation to those you feel may be interested.

Contact me if you have any questions, or if you would like to be involved, but are unable to make this meeting.

Sandi Smith

Public Policy Chair

Jim Toy Community Center



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