Use the sample language below to send a message to your legislators today asking them to urge Governor Baker to support transgender troops. 

You can find your legislators and their contact info here

The Trump Administration began enforcing its shameful and discriminatory transgender military ban last month.

While we continue fighting this ban in court, there is something you can do right now to take a stand against this cruel and baseless policy: let’s make it clear that Massachusetts supports transgender troops.

There is an effort underway in the legislature, led by Representative Domb and Senator Lesser, to urge Governor Baker to officially oppose this ban and affirm support for transgender service in the Commonwealth’s National Guard.

You can make a difference by contacting your legislators today and asking them to join this effort.

At least six other states have already made a commitment to support transgender servicemembers serving in their state National Guards. Use the sample language below to send a message to your legislators today asking them to urge Governor Baker to do the same.

If you are represented by Senator Lesser or Representative Domb, or by any of the legislators listed below, please send them a message thanking them for this effort, and then forward this request on to your friends and family throughout Massachusetts.

Massachusetts has always been a leader when it comes to fairness and human rights – including transgender rights. Let’s make sure we lead now.

Sample Language for your Senator and Representative

First step: find your senator and representative and their contact info here

Then, see if your legislators have already signed.

If they haven’t, call or email your MA senator and representative with the following message:

Dear [Your Senator or Representative]:

As you know, the Trump Administration began enforcing a ban on military service by transgender people last month.

Transgender individuals have been serving honorably in our military for years, and this policy is a harmful and discriminatory step backwards. It weakens our armed forces and is contrary to our American – and Massachusetts – values of fairness and equal opportunity for all.

I am writing to ask you to join the letter circulated by Representative Domb and Senator Lesser, asking Governor Baker to make Massachusetts the seventh state to officially oppose the transgender military ban and publicly affirm the Commonwealth’s support for transgender service within our state’s National Guard.

Please email Elizabeth May (, Legislative Director in Senator Lesser’s office, to sign-on to the letter.

A policy that discriminates against people because they are transgender has no place in Massachusetts. Anyone who is qualified and wishes to serve should have the opportunity to do so – and no soldier should be singled out for different treatment because of who they are.

Affirming support for transgender troops is not only the right thing to do, it’s the right thing for the strength and integrity of our National Guard.
Massachusetts has been a leader in supporting equal treatment for all people, including transgender people.

We have a chance to show that support again now by asking Governor Baker to oppose the transgender military ban and support transgender troops in the Massachusetts National Guard. I hope you will join this effort.

Thank you,



Legislators Who Have Signed On

If your senator or representative has already signed on, please thank them for supporting transgender service members.

Senator Eric P. Lesser

First Hampden & Hampshire District

Senator Brendan P. Crighton

Third Essex District

Representative Mindy Domb

3rd Hampshire District

Senator Sal N. DiDomenico

Middlesex and Suffolk District

Senator Julian Cyr

Cape and Islands District

Senator James B. Eldridge

Middlesex and Worcester District

Senator Michael J. Barrett

Third Middlesex District

Senator Paul R. Feeney

Bristol and Norfolk District

Senator Harriette L. Chandler

First Worcester District

Senator Barry R. Finegold

Second Essex and Middlesex District

Senator Nick Collins

First Suffolk District

Senator Cindy F. Friedman

Fourth Middlesex District

Senator Joanne M. Comerford

Hampshire, Franklin and Worcester District

Senator Adam Hinds

Berkshire, Hampshire, Franklin and Hampden District

Senator Cynthia Stone Creem

First Middlesex and Norfolk District

Senator Patricia D. Jehlen

Second Middlesex District

Senator John F. Keenan

Norfolk and Plymouth District

Representative Daniel R. Carey

2nd Hampshire District

Senator Jason M. Lewis

Fifth Middlesex District

Representative Michelle L. Ciccolo

15th Middlesex District

Senator Michael O. Moore

Second Worcester District

Representative Mike Connolly

26th Middlesex District

Senator Rebecca L. Rausch

Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex District

Representative Carolyn C. Dykema

8th Middlesex District

Senator Walter F. Timilty

Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth District

Representative Lori A. Ehrlich

8th Essex District

Representative Brian M. Ashe

2nd Hampden District

Representative Nika C. Elugardo

15th Suffolk District

Representative Christine P. Barber

34th Middlesex District

Representative Dylan A. Fernandes

Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket District

Representative Natalie M. Blais

1st Franklin District

Representative Denise C. Garlick

13th Norfolk District

Representative Peter Capano

11th Essex District

Representative Carmine Lawrence Gentile

13th Middlesex District

Representative Kenneth I. Gordon

21st Middlesex District

Representative Jay D. Livingstone

8th Suffolk District

Representative Tami L. Gouveia

14th Middlesex District

Representative Adrian C. Madaro

1st Suffolk District

Representative James K. Hawkins

2nd Bristol District

Representative Elizabeth A. Malia

11th Suffolk District

Representative Natalie M. Higgins

4th Worcester District

Representative Christina A. Minicucci

14th Essex District

Representative Kate Hogan

3rd Middlesex District

Representative Tram T. Nguyen

18th Essex District

Representative Kevin G. Honan

17th Suffolk District

Representative Sarah K. Peake

4th Barnstable District

Representative Kay Khan

11th Middlesex District

Representative Alice Hanlon Peisch

14th Norfolk District

Representative David H. A. LeBoeuf

17th Worcester District

Representative Denise Provost

27th Middlesex District

Representative Jack Patrick Lewis

7th Middlesex District

Representative Maria Duaime Robinson

6th Middlesex District

Representative David M. Rogers

24th Middlesex District

Senator Sonia Chang-Diaz

Second Suffolk District

Representative Jeffrey N. Roy

10th Norfolk District

Representative Ruth B. Balser

12th Middlesex District

Representative Lindsay N. Sabadosa

1st Hampshire District

Representative Theodore C. Speliotis

13th Essex District

Representative Thomas M. Stanley

9th Middlesex District

Representative José F. Tosado

9th Hampden District

Representative Andres X. Vargas

3rd Essex District

Representative Tommy Vitolo

15th Norfolk District

Senator Marc R. Pacheco

First Plymouth and Bristol


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