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No On 3 – Keep MA Safe Releases First Campaign Ad
Wednesday, September 20, 2018
WOBURN — No On 3 – Keep MA Safe, the ballot question committee to repeal the Bathroom and Locker Room law, launched its first campaign ad on September 19.
The 30 second spot depicts a sinister man in a hooded sweatshirt entering a women’s locker and shower room to hide in a bathroom stall just before a teenage girl walks in. “What does Massachusetts question three mean to you?” a woman’s voice-over asks. “It means any man who says he is a woman can enter a women’s locker room, dressing room, or bathroom at any time; even convicted sex offenders. And if you see something suspicious and say something to authorities, you could be the one arrested and fined up to 50,000 dollars.”
The No On 3 – Keep MA Safe ballot question committee formed to repeal the Bathroom, Locker Room and Shower Law because under the law’s definition of gender identity is self-defined, which means, as the video states, any man can say he is a woman at any time. The group has dozens of examples of dangers that women face that are exacerbated by this law. “It is clear that the politicians on Beacon Hill aren’t interested in protecting women, children and vulnerable minorities from convicted sex offenders,” said Debby Dugan, Chairwoman of the “No” campaign. The group was compelled to put the repeal effort on the ballot because when this law was going through the Legislature, an amendment to exclude convicted sex offenders from gaining access to women’s spaces was voted down.
No On 3 – Keep MA Safe is a ballot campaign to repeal the bathroom bill enacted by the legislature in July of 2016 that allows a person to claim any gender, regardless of anatomy, and use the bathroom or locker room facility based on their claimed gender—even convicted sex offenders.