You will see our petition at events, out and about with our canvassers, and hopefully at local businesses. Please take a look below to see what we are petitioning our local government to do.
INITIATIVE PETITION FOR CITY ORDINANCE TO AMEND NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY TO INCLUDE PROTECTIONS FOR SEXUAL ORIENTATON AND GENDER IDENTITY/EXPRESSION.
We, the undersigned qualified voters of the City of Springfield Missouri, hereby petition the Council of the City, pursuant to Article XIV of the Springfield City Charter to enact the ordinance hereinafter proposed, and, if not enacted therein by the Council within thirty (30) days from the date of the Clerk of the City certifies the petition as sufficient, that the same shall be submitted to the qualified electors of the City within ninety (90) days from the date said petition has been certified as sufficient by the Clerk of the City for approval or rejection by said voters.
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE PEOPLE OF THE CITY OF SPRINGFIELD AS FOLLOWS:
Whether the City of Springfield shall amend Chapter 62 of its Code of Ordinances - specifically Paragraphs (1)-(3) of Section 62-34, Section 62-35, Section 62-36, Section 62-61, Section 62-63, Section 62-65, Paragraphs (1)-(3) as well as (5) of Section 62-134, Subsections (a) and (c) of Section 62-135, Section 62-136, Subsection (a) of Section 62-137, Section 62-182 – to include the terms “sexual orientation” as well as “gender identity/expression” as protected classes as contemplated under Chapter 62. This ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after passage.