Posting this from Alex:
It has been suggested that many may desire a little more/pertinent information on the “open bathroom” mandate. Sorry for the informalities, I am rushing to get this to you so that we can act quickly.
Mark had an email sent out with a link to information on how to encourage a repeal here: http://www.fpiw.org/blog/2016/01/28/human-rights-commission-to-consider-repeal-of-open-bathroom-rule/
Please make sure to notice that you should email “Human Rights Commission Executive Director Sharon Ortiz, at SOrtiz@hum.wa.gov.” Do not wait to do this.
You may also like to comment on the website, no account or login is needed. At the bottom of this email is the message I sent. You should write your own so it sounds human but it may give you an idea or two.
This is the bill: http://lawfilesext.leg.wa.gov/biennium/2015-16/Pdf/Bills/Senate%20Bills/6443.pdf
Summary: The human rights commission shall repeal the rule currently codified at WAC 162-32-060 in its entirety. The human rights commission may not thereafter initiate any rule-making procedure that involves the subject of gender segregated facilities.
Which will repeal: http://www.fpiw.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/WSR-15-24-071-WAC-162-32.pdf
Excerpt: (1) Facility use. All covered entities shall allow individuals the use of gender-segregated facilities, such as restrooms, locker rooms, dressing rooms, and homeless or emergency shelters, that are consistent with that individual’s gender expression or gender identity. In such facilities where undressing in the presence of others occurs, covered entities shall allow access to and use of a facility consistent with that individual’s gender expression or gender identity.
EMAIL TO Sharon Ortiz:
My family and I were unable to attend the meeting. As were many people because of the lateness of our finding out about its locations and time. We would have liked to have been there.
I desire to make myself completely clear in stating that I demand, through the power invested in me by the Creator, that this unlawful mandate be repealed.
Now to clarify and not seem arrogant in my verboseness, I refer to my power as that of one of the “people” a lifelong citizen of Washington State. My family were the first settlers in Spokane. We have been here for generations. “We, the People” as our constitution proclaims, are grateful to our Creator for the liberties He has given us. “All political power is inherent in the people, and governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed, and are established to protect and maintain individual rights.” I believe that it is your obligation to assure, that by all the power you have been given through us the People, this unlawful policy is repealed. You cannot force business owners to do something that is against ethics. You cannot force business owners to allow something that is against their reasonable moral conscience. You cannot overstep your authority and take away the liberties of the people.
Remember that even if you or another does not believe in the Creator, He is a part of our law.
Remember that inalienable means that it cannot be taken or given away.
I would very much appreciate follow up on this topic.