It's the last public session and the day of the vote on the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance.
We need as many supporters of HERO at City Hall to tell their stories as possible.
Please make plans to attend.
Arrive at City Hall at 7am. We will assemble on the Bagby side of the building. Wear RED.
Bring your photo ID to pass through security. Bring only what you need to make security check easy and quick. It will be a long day so magazines or books are a good idea. We are working with partner organizations to have food delivered throughout the day so you don't have to leave.
Parking at Tranquility Garage is the best option. All day costs $12.00. If you are a Metro rider, the #40 bus has stops directly in front of City Hall.
We need to pack the chamber with supporters of the ordinance.
When Addressing Council...
1. Which city council district you live in
2. That, like most Houstonians, you support the Equal Rights Ordinance
3. Tell your personal story of how passage of the HERO will improve your life, or the lives of people you care about.
Council members can ask questions. Don’t feel you have to answer anything you don’t know or be an expert. It’s OK to say “I don’t know”
Stay positive and on message - no verbal attacks on Council members or opposition protesters. Do not boo, hiss or act out verbally.
No signs are allowed in the Council chambers.
If you have any issues throughout the day, look for a HERO Teamleader, they'll be designated by the buttons pictured.
If you encounter any problems, with security, entry, or protesters reach out to the following contacts:
All City of Houston buildings currently have non-discrimination policies. You have the right to be treated with respect by city employees, to use the appropriate restroom and to be called by your own name and pronouns.
901 Bagby St
Houston, TX 77002
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