Demand EEOC pursue LGBT job discrimination cases

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On January 27, Slate reported that the EEOC may withdraw from a case involving job discrimination against Amiee Stephens, a transgender woman.  New Commission chair Victoria Lipnic said "Administration-related changes" were the reason. 

TAKE ACTION!

1. Send your own email to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission at info@eeoc.gov and urge the Commission to continue pursuing cases of LGBT job discrimination.

2. Sign the petition.  If we reach or exceed 1000 signatures, we will deliver them to the Nashville EEOC office.

Dear Commissioners,

We urge you to continue viewing job discrimination against gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people as sex discrimination under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.  In particular, you must continue to pursue the case of Amiee Stephens and other cases like it. 

Your own report indicates there were 1768 charges of anti-LGBT job discrimination in 2016.  In many states, there are no explicit protections for LGBT workers.  Without your efforts, LGBT people are often defenseless against job discrimination.  You must continue to pursue these cases.

Thank you for considering our views.

Who's signing

388 SIGNATURES
1,000 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Scott Campbell
    signed 2017-01-31 10:25:34 -0600
  • Courtney Williams
    signed 2017-01-31 10:23:11 -0600
  • Bobbi Anderson
    signed 2017-01-31 10:02:29 -0600
  • Shay Gibson
    signed 2017-01-31 09:51:54 -0600
  • Chris K
    signed 2017-01-31 09:29:19 -0600
  • Anna Hinnenkamp-Faulk
    signed 2017-01-31 09:22:22 -0600
  • Katie Wilson
    signed 2017-01-31 09:15:08 -0600
  • Elizabeth DeMartino Newton
    signed 2017-01-31 09:06:29 -0600
    The right to seek and secure gainful employment in a respectful workplace environment is an important one. We have made progress as a society and SHOULD NOT regress.
  • Susan Fox
    signed 2017-01-31 09:01:59 -0600
    Lets Propel Tennessee forward, not fall behind the times!
  • Valerie Anderton
    signed via 2017-01-31 08:48:40 -0600
  • Jinx Cain
    signed 2017-01-31 08:41:05 -0600
  • John Wall
    signed 2017-01-31 08:40:18 -0600
  • Matthew Young
    signed 2017-01-31 08:40:08 -0600
  • Bobbi Stout
    signed 2017-01-31 08:31:44 -0600
  • Courtney Cook
    signed 2017-01-31 08:28:28 -0600
  • Deb George
    signed 2017-01-31 08:25:46 -0600
  • Michelle Gossett
    signed 2017-01-31 08:20:40 -0600
  • April Bennett
    signed 2017-01-31 08:05:34 -0600
  • Vicki Murrell
    signed 2017-01-31 08:02:54 -0600
  • Bill Kornrich
    signed 2017-01-31 08:00:17 -0600
  • Gillian Klee
    signed 2017-01-31 07:49:56 -0600
  • Jennifer Robinson
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    Sign the petition: Demand EEOC pursue LGBT job discrimination cases
  • Jennifer Robinson
    signed 2017-01-31 07:48:13 -0600
  • David Kaufman
    signed 2017-01-31 07:44:13 -0600
  • Yvonne Barnard
    signed 2017-01-31 07:43:08 -0600
  • Laila Sherrod
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    Sign the petition: Demand EEOC pursue LGBT job discrimination cases
  • Laila Sherrod
    signed 2017-01-31 07:42:25 -0600
  • Larry Gentry
    signed 2017-01-31 07:40:05 -0600
  • Mary Early-Zald
    signed 2017-01-31 07:31:47 -0600
  • Kendra Kiser
    signed 2017-01-31 07:18:52 -0600

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