In response to Wednesday’s Supreme Court ruling regarding a Virginia transgender student being blocked from using her/his bathroom of choice, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) put their transgender restroom rules on hold. CMS Superintendent Ann Clark announced her disappointment on Thursday that CMS will now pause their decision to allow transgender students access to public school bathrooms and locker rooms based on their gender identity. Read more about it here.
PLEASE DON’T STOP CALLING and WRITING TO THE CMS SCHOOL BOARD: We believe that the many letters, phone calls, and e-mails from our members, and our coalition partner’s, North Carolina Values Coalition, members have directly impacted Superintendent Clark’s decision thus far. With the upcoming school board meeting on Tuesday, August 9, let us continue to make our voices heard without ceasing!
- If at all possible please attend the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School Pro-HB 2 Rally this Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. at Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center at 600 E Fourth Street, Charlotte, NC 28202. We will be rallying outside as the school board has a closed session inside.
- Then, following the rally, attend the open Board of Education meeting inside at 6:00 p.m.
- Add your signature to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School System letter, if you haven’t already. Click here to sign now.
- Please continue to contact the CMS School Board members individually and urge them to keep bathrooms and locker rooms safe for all students. Superintendent Ann Clark can be contacted at [email protected]. Click here for the names and contact info for all the CMS Board of Education members.
Please continue to PRAY. Our children need us to stand in the gap for them. Let us continue on our knees to be strong together for this next generation. “Open your mouth for the mute, for the rights of all who are destitute. Open your mouth, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy.” (Proverbs 31:8-9)