Aria Stewart (aredridel) wrote,
Aria Stewart
aredridel

MATAVA splits MTPC?

Massachusetts Chapter of TAVA breaks ties with local advocacy group. So MATAVA (a Transgender veterans association) is not working with MTPC, because MTPC has taken $25,000 from the Human Rights Campaign, because of HRC's not supporting an inclusive ENDA?

I have one question: Why?

HRC has always touted trans inclusivity and rarely puts its money where its mouth is. Small donations to organizations have been the norm, mostly paying a lip service. The $25,000 grant is the first time that they have truly made a trans-inclusive action of size.

MATAVA sounds like they're trying to coerce MTPC into not accepting funds from HRC (to punish HRC?). It seems exactly counterproductive to building the unity in action that works so well, and that MTPC has so far managed with skill.

How is this in any way beneficial to the ends they are working for?

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