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?

  • Kathryn McKinney
    signed 2016-05-20 11:47:09 -0500
  • Brent Maybank
    signed 2016-05-20 11:43:13 -0500
  • Christina Chester-Fangman
    signed 2016-05-20 11:39:27 -0500
  • Josh Palmer
    signed 2016-05-20 11:26:14 -0500
  • Joan Urban
    signed 2016-05-20 11:25:40 -0500
  • Steve Westfield
    signed via 2016-05-20 11:23:53 -0500
  • Mary Wilson
    signed 2016-05-20 11:20:54 -0500
  • Leah Browning
    signed 2016-05-20 11:20:37 -0500
  • Jason Smith
    signed 2016-05-20 11:14:24 -0500
    No hate
  • Corey Moore
    signed 2016-05-20 11:12:37 -0500
    Corey Moore
  • Terry Livingston
    signed 2016-05-20 11:11:59 -0500
    This is 2016, not 1961.
  • Janet England
    signed 2016-05-20 11:11:22 -0500
  • Graciela Downey
    signed 2016-05-20 11:11:21 -0500
  • Jennifer Hall
    signed 2016-05-20 11:10:36 -0500
  • Logan Mulford
    signed 2016-05-20 11:04:19 -0500
  • Stephanie Norwood
    signed 2016-05-20 11:02:34 -0500
    I disagree with discrimination. I also mistrust dishonest politics and adding time to the clock for no necessary reason. Whose decision was that?

    If I don’t make it to the polls on time, too bad. no one will add time for me and Why should they?

    Equality is necessary all the way around Nd transparent fairness dampens anger an aggression…

    Because it’s clearly fair!
  • Mj Adams
    signed 2016-05-20 10:58:38 -0500
  • Gregory Cason
    signed 2016-05-20 10:56:44 -0500
  • Leslie Hester
    signed via 2016-05-20 10:54:46 -0500
    ALL Americans should be protected from discrimination in employment BY LAW.
  • Katherine Hiestand
    signed 2016-05-20 10:52:57 -0500
  • Jere Adams
    signed 2016-05-20 10:51:16 -0500
  • Michael Garrett
    signed via 2016-05-20 10:41:41 -0500
    No. It’s time to move on and push the old way of seeing this issue behind us. Please use your time as a legislator from my state to do something constructive. Thank you.
  • Benjamin Biggers
    signed 2016-05-20 10:41:14 -0500
  • Norma Morrison
    signed 2016-05-20 10:40:12 -0500
    Norma Morrison
  • Edward Maclin
    signed 2016-05-20 10:29:33 -0500
  • Jesse Bie
    signed 2016-05-20 10:24:06 -0500
  • Adrienne Timberlake
    signed 2016-05-20 10:23:01 -0500
  • Larry Blanz
    signed 2016-05-20 10:22:14 -0500
  • Karin Chrostowski
    signed via 2016-05-20 10:20:38 -0500
    Non discrimination is important to ALL Americans.
  • Jennifer S.
    signed 2016-05-20 10:20:21 -0500

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