Say NO to homophobic bigot Vonciel Hill for DART Board -- Please sign and share

Say NO to homophobic bigot Vonciel Hill for DART Board -- Please sign and share

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Craig Wheeler started this petition to Chair of Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, Omar Narvaez Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson & Members of the City Council / Transportation & Infrastructure Committee and

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On July 16, 2021, a City Memo indicated that three current Dallas council members nominated former Council member Vonciel Jones Hill for a vacant DART board position. Why is this a problem?

Vonciel Jones Hill has had a bad relationship with the LGBTQ community throughout her four terms as a council member. Council members Tennell Atkins, Casey Thomas and Carolyn King Arnold (co)nominated Jones Hill.

During her time in office, she opposed anything the LGBT community supported. She complained about HIV billboards in her district, although her district included areas that were hard-hit with HIV.

She voted against updating wording on city ordinances that were more inclusive of the trans community.

And she was the only council member to refuse to sign a letter welcoming people to Dallas for Pride weekend each year. She said she wouldn’t be supporting the LGBTQ community because of her beliefs then and she wouldn’t in the future. She has not publicly stated any change regarding her viewpoint. 

In 2017, she was also nominated to the DART board, but the council voted her nomination down. In 2021, we only want and deserve Board members who support inclusiveness for public transportation.

Resource Center Advocacy Manager Rafael McDonnell said, “Our council members and allies need to end foolishness like this.”

Please sign this petition in OPPOSITION to Vonciel Jones Hill for a Vacant DART board position -- Appointing someone who has opposed equality for the LGBTQ community sends a bad message to DART’s LGBTQ employees from a city that has LGBTQ equality written into its city charter. 

Proudly,

Craig Wheeler - Dallas, TX

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source: https://dallasvoice.com/vonciel-jones-hill-nominated-to-dart-board/

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