No Discrimination in Federal Contracts!

In late April the U.S. House Armed Services Committee voted to undo President Obama's non-discrimination executive orders for federal contracts via the Russell amendment.  This amendment is part of the National Defense Authorization Act. 

Removal of the President's executive orders on non-discrimination would be a disaster for LGBT people in states like Tennessee that lack employment protections covering sexual orientation and gender identity. 

Please, sign this petition to Tennessee's two U.S. Senators and nine members of the U.S. House of Representatives and we will make sure copies are sent to their offices.

Dear Senators Alexander and Corker and Representatives Roe, Duncan, Fleischmann, Desjarlais, Cooper, Black, Blackburn, Fincher, and Cohen:

We oppose the Russell amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act and similar efforts to reverse President Obama's executive orders on employment non-discrimination for federal contractors.  Protection against discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity is important to Tennesseans.  Thank you for considering our views.

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554 SIGNATURES
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  • signed 2016-08-19 10:12:09 -0500
  • signed via 2016-06-07 22:06:53 -0500
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  • signed 2016-05-23 12:05:29 -0500
  • posted about this on Facebook 2016-05-23 08:03:29 -0500
    The U.S. House of Representatives is trying to gut President Obama's non-discrimination executive order. Fight back!
  • signed 2016-05-23 08:03:06 -0500
    End this ridiculous and hateful bill before it begins. People should have the right to keep a decent job without someone deciding they don’t agree with their non-work related activities.
  • signed 2016-05-22 23:13:20 -0500
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  • signed 2016-05-22 15:38:10 -0500
    These are not religious freedom bills. These are bills that directly discriminate against minorities and they types of bills need to stop
  • signed 2016-05-22 13:51:24 -0500
  • signed 2016-05-22 08:24:52 -0500
  • @mmitsuda tweeted link to this page. 2016-05-22 07:01:54 -0500
    The U.S. House of Representatives is trying to gut President Obama's non-discrimination executive order. Fight back! http://tnep.nationbuilder.com/no_discrimination_in_federal_contracts?recruiter_id=55644
  • signed 2016-05-22 06:59:13 -0500
  • signed 2016-05-22 00:22:03 -0500
  • signed 2016-05-21 22:39:53 -0500
  • posted about this on Facebook 2016-05-21 21:03:25 -0500
    The U.S. House of Representatives is trying to gut President Obama's non-discrimination executive order. Fight back!
  • signed 2016-05-21 21:03:02 -0500
    Federal contracts are funded by taxes levied on all Americans. This includes those who are homosexuals and other minority members. To allow discrimination in contracts, whether in hiring, company management, or any other area based on the sexual identification of persons, is unconscionable, unfair, and, at heart, unAmerican. As representatives elected to support the wishes of the citizens, whether they are heterosexual or otherwise, you owe it to us to include protection from this kind of prejudicial discrimination, especially where our taxes are spent.
  • signed 2016-05-21 18:15:43 -0500
    There should be no discrimination based on sexual orientation !!
  • signed 2016-05-21 14:23:38 -0500
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  • signed 2016-05-21 13:13:24 -0500
  • signed 2016-05-21 12:14:39 -0500
  • signed 2016-05-21 11:51:56 -0500
  • signed 2016-05-21 10:21:03 -0500

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