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?

  • Lynn Wagner
    signed 2016-05-08 18:22:56 -0500
  • Robert Smith
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-05-08 17:57:53 -0500
    The U.S. House of Representatives is trying to gut President Obama's non-discrimination executive order. Fight back!
  • Robert Smith
    signed 2016-05-08 17:57:22 -0500
  • Simon Russell
    signed 2016-05-08 17:28:46 -0500
    Simon Russell
  • Michael Neely
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-05-08 16:48:46 -0500
    The U.S. House of Representatives is trying to gut President Obama's non-discrimination executive order. Fight back!
  • Michael Neely
    signed 2016-05-08 16:48:16 -0500
  • James dugger
    signed 2016-05-08 16:20:27 -0500
  • Jack Hill
    signed 2016-05-08 15:49:24 -0500
    “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that ALL men [meaning PEOPLE] are created equal…”

    Do NOT presume to insert backwards thinking into making a mockery of the Founding Fathers’ ideals from ore than 240 years ago
  • Grayson Haynes
    signed 2016-05-08 15:26:01 -0500
  • Zemuly Sanders
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-05-08 14:37:45 -0500
    The U.S. House of Representatives is trying to gut President Obama's non-discrimination executive order. Fight back!
  • Zemuly Sanders
    signed 2016-05-08 14:37:21 -0500
  • Melissa Smith
    signed 2016-05-08 14:13:17 -0500
  • Bill Kornrich
    signed 2016-05-08 13:28:39 -0500
  • Margaret Clark
    signed 2016-05-08 13:13:28 -0500
    Discrimination of any kind is not of God a d it’s wrong it’s wrong.
  • Ginger Leonard
    signed 2016-05-08 13:12:35 -0500
    Stop the madness!
  • Jason Smith
    signed 2016-05-08 11:58:53 -0500
    No hate or be voted out
  • John Baker
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-05-08 11:44:59 -0500
    The U.S. House of Representatives is trying to gut President Obama's non-discrimination executive order. Fight back!
  • John Baker
    signed 2016-05-08 11:44:08 -0500
  • Mary Ann Walker
    signed 2016-05-08 11:40:01 -0500
  • Anne Garcia
    signed 2016-05-08 11:29:20 -0500
    Please help keep us in Tennessee from looking like a bunch of ignoramuses.
  • Randy Custer
    signed 2016-05-08 11:18:00 -0500
    I am giving my signature because I love Tn and plan to move back to Maryville Tn I love that area. Plus NO one deserves to be bullied or discriminatin because of who they are , love or color of skin
  • Jimbeau Hinson
    signed 2016-05-08 09:56:39 -0500
    With liberty and justice for all… finally!
  • Winston Maupin
    signed 2016-05-08 09:33:46 -0500
  • Hon. Nancy VanReece
    @NancyVanReece tweeted link to this page. 2016-05-08 08:52:54 -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=23093
  • Hon. Nancy VanReece
    signed 2016-05-08 08:52:30 -0500
  • Nichol Albertson
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-05-08 08:49:32 -0500
    The U.S. House of Representatives is trying to gut President Obama's non-discrimination executive order. Fight back!
  • Nichol Albertson
    @MsArocksTN tweeted link to this page. 2016-05-08 08:49:30 -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=37178
  • Nichol Albertson
    signed 2016-05-08 08:49:09 -0500
  • karri watson
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-05-08 08:07:23 -0500
    The U.S. House of Representatives is trying to gut President Obama's non-discrimination executive order. Fight back!
  • karri watson
    signed 2016-05-08 08:07:12 -0500

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