ANCHORAGE – Fair Anchorage, the No on Prop 1 campaign, today released its first TV ad, which features David Lockard and his son, Col, who is transgender.
If approved, Prop 1 would remove protections against discrimination for transgender people from Anchorage’s non-discrimination ordinance. The 30-second ad explains the dangers of Prop 1 and its impact on transgender youth.
“Like most parents, I care deeply about my family,” David Lockard says in the ad. “That includes taking care of our transgender son, Col. … We want him to be safe just like everyone else.”
Col also talks about his fears if Prop 1 is approved by voters: “I’m scared that if Proposition 1 passes, I would be bullied and harassed.”
The ad is on air now. The ad can be viewed here.
“Prop 1 doesn’t make Anchorage safer. There are already laws against going into a bathroom to hurt someone or do them harm. Instead, it puts young people like Col at risk,” said Kati Ward, campaign manager for Fair Anchorage. “We need to make sure everyone knows – and particularly kids – that they are welcome and safe in Anchorage.”
For more information about the campaign, visit: http://www.fairanchorage.org
Paid for by Fair Anchorage No on Prop 1, Anchorage, AK. Joshua Decker, Chair, approved this message.
The top 3 contributors are Freedom For All Americans, Washington, DC;
ACLU of Alaska, Anchorage, AK; and Human Rights Campaign; Washington, DC; 907-263-2010