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

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  • Renee Sesler
    signed 2016-05-11 14:00:04 -0500
  • emily parker
    signed 2016-05-11 13:53:24 -0500
  • Carrie Floyd
    signed 2016-05-11 13:48:18 -0500
  • Kevin Mitchell
    signed 2016-05-11 13:43:56 -0500
    Kevin Mitchell
  • William Sanders
    signed 2016-05-11 12:32:36 -0500
  • Elaine Tucker
    signed 2016-05-11 10:06:43 -0500
    e tucker
  • Kurt Schreiber
    signed 2016-05-11 08:02:24 -0500
  • Helena Nilsson
    signed 2016-05-11 06:10:13 -0500
  • Linda Wynans
    signed 2016-05-11 04:18:55 -0500
  • Samantha Rosen
    signed 2016-05-11 01:31:57 -0500
  • Rohbi Yow
    signed 2016-05-10 21:36:09 -0500
  • Kristin McLaughlin
    signed via 2016-05-10 21:22:46 -0500
  • Brett Rich
    signed 2016-05-10 20:16:52 -0500
  • Carleen Claybaker
    signed via 2016-05-10 15:45:12 -0500
    Carleen K. Claybaker
  • Jacob Moore
    signed 2016-05-10 15:21:21 -0500
  • Betty Freese
    signed via 2016-05-10 13:24:24 -0500
  • Matthew Stephenson
    signed 2016-05-10 12:12:12 -0500
  • pat stevens
    signed 2016-05-10 11:13:52 -0500
    we need to be inclusive not exclusive
  • Carrie Cleveland
    signed 2016-05-10 10:12:24 -0500
  • Elizabeth Howard
    signed 2016-05-10 10:00:25 -0500
  • Ann White
    signed 2016-05-10 09:37:02 -0500
    Republicans keep saying that they want to make government more efficient. Non-discrimination does that. All apply, all are vetted, the best person for the job is hired. Do your job for all your constituents.
  • Chris Leach
    signed 2016-05-10 09:13:28 -0500
  • Dawn Storrud
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-05-10 09:13:05 -0500
    The U.S. House of Representatives is trying to gut President Obama's non-discrimination executive order. Fight back!
  • Victoria Heil
    signed 2016-05-10 08:53:54 -0500
  • Cherisse Scott
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-05-10 07:42:30 -0500
    The U.S. House of Representatives is trying to gut President Obama's non-discrimination executive order. Fight back!
  • Cherisse Scott
    @SisterReach tweeted link to this page. 2016-05-10 07:42:27 -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=68025
  • Cherisse Scott
    signed 2016-05-10 07:41:54 -0500
  • Jennifer Good
    signed 2016-05-10 07:20:59 -0500
  • susan earle
    signed 2016-05-10 06:44:23 -0500
  • Darci Scherbak
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-05-10 06:25:07 -0500
    The U.S. House of Representatives is trying to gut President Obama's non-discrimination executive order. Fight back!

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