Ballot Question 3 – November 2018

Inclusive non-discrimination protections aren’t just the right thing to do—they’re good for business.

They allow our businesses to attract, recruit, and retain top talent, improve Massachusetts’ business climate and help our region to remain globally competitive. These policies are especially important to millennials, who make up a growing portion of our workforce.

That’s why, as Election Day approaches, we want to be sure you are aware of a critical question — Question 3 — on the Massachusetts ballot on November 6.

A yes vote on Question 3 is a vote to uphold dignity and respect for our transgender neighbors, friends, coworkers, family, and customers.

Visit Freedom for All Massachusetts to find our more information about this historic vote—including information about how to vote, a pledge to vote or volunteer opportunities.

Since 2016, Massachusetts law has fully protected transgender people from discrimination in public spaces like restaurants, retail stores, and medical offices. But now, Massachusetts will be the first state in the country forced to hold a statewide vote on transgender protections.

Inclusive and welcoming laws like this one have helped make Massachusetts a leading candidate for corporate relocations, expansions, and investments—but this could be threatened by the repeal of basic non-discrimination protections this November. The state of North Carolina lost $630 million in investment when the legislature there passed an anti-transgender law in 2016.

The Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce supports upholding non-discrimination protections for transgender people because they should have the same basic protections as everyone else. Everyone deserves to live their lives in safety, with privacy, and dignity. We should treat others as we want to be treated. Voting yes on 3 is a vote to treat everyone in our Commonwealth with respect.

Election Day is on November 6. Visit the Freedom for All MA website to find out more information about casting your ballot and opportunities to help spread the word about the Yes on 3 campaign.