Mt. Pleasant, Michigan Passes Human Rights Ordinance
Last week, the Mt. Pleasant, Michigan City Commission unanimously adopted a new human rights ordinance that would protect all people–including gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people–from discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations. The passage of the ordinance was the culmination of nearly two years of advocacy initiated by members of the UU Fellowship of Central Michigan. Members of UUFCM were involved in a variety of ways from signing the “Mt. Pleasant Welcome Petition” to attending City Commission meetings and speaking with their friends and family.
In the words of Randy Block, Director of the Michigan UU Social Justice Network:
“This important accomplishment is a direct result of the leadership skills and organizing of Norma Bailey and other activists at the UU Fellowship of Central Michigan. Norma organized an interfaith group to work on this campaign; she engaged community groups and communicated with the local City Commission every step of the way…Congratulations to the people at the UU Fellowship of Central Michigan and to the community of Mt. Pleasant!”
UUFCM members were also recognized in the local newspaper for their efforts to pass the ordinance. Thank you Norma Bailey and UUFCM members for your tireless work in pursuit of justice and equality for all!