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.

Who's signing

554 SIGNATURES
1,000 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Johnny McAllister
    signed 2016-08-19 10:12:09 -0500
  • Randy Hubbell
    signed via 2016-06-07 22:06:53 -0500
  • Caleb Laieski
    signed 2016-06-02 12:03:30 -0500
  • Randy Hubbell
    signed 2016-05-25 00:55:27 -0500
  • Mitzy Walker
    signed 2016-05-24 12:31:13 -0500
  • Joel Barlow
    signed 2016-05-24 01:18:53 -0500
  • Peter Reynolds
    signed 2016-05-24 01:18:35 -0500
  • Ben Giles
    signed 2016-05-23 15:30:25 -0500
  • Kerry Bankston
    signed 2016-05-23 12:05:29 -0500
  • Amanda Ranko
    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!
  • Amanda Ranko
    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.
  • Rh Gee
    signed 2016-05-22 23:13:20 -0500
  • Marlaine Collins
    signed 2016-05-22 19:43:53 -0500
  • Delia Pass
    signed 2016-05-22 18:11:10 -0500
  • Gregory Deneweth
    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
  • Elizabeth Blackwell
    signed 2016-05-22 13:51:24 -0500
  • Athena Stallard
    signed 2016-05-22 08:24:52 -0500
  • Michael Mitsuda
    @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
  • Michael Mitsuda
    signed 2016-05-22 06:59:13 -0500
  • George M Melby, Pastor
    signed 2016-05-22 00:22:03 -0500
  • Morgan Macconaugha
    signed 2016-05-21 22:39:53 -0500
  • Judy Jacobs
    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!
  • Judy Jacobs
    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.
  • Jen Cassels
    signed 2016-05-21 18:15:43 -0500
    There should be no discrimination based on sexual orientation !!
  • Lisa Hankins
    signed 2016-05-21 14:23:38 -0500
  • Heather Langley
    signed via 2016-05-21 13:26:48 -0500
  • Grayson Hester
    signed 2016-05-21 13:13:24 -0500
  • Major Mugrage
    signed 2016-05-21 12:14:39 -0500
  • Lisa Jacola
    signed 2016-05-21 11:51:56 -0500
  • Kim Troup
    signed 2016-05-21 10:21:03 -0500

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