Within the last month activity with Portage DSA has been ramping up. We are engaging in our first campaign to get laws changed at the local level. By that I mean we are working on getting LGBTQ+ non-discrimination ordinances passed in the city we are based out of. Just a few weeks ago I would have called this a fools errand, but now we are working with outside groups such as Equality Ohio and Indivisible Northeast Ohio.
At our last open meeting we had a representative from Equality Ohio in to talk with us and they provided us with a general framework on how to achieve this. Most of it involves attending council meetings to figure out who will oppose and support such an ordinance. Drafting legal language specific to the city we are in and meeting with local businesses and prominent citizens to form a coalition that makes it hard for the council to oppose.