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?

  • Jonathan Vinson
    signed 2016-05-13 14:23:40 -0500
  • Beverly Lowdermilk
    signed 2016-05-12 19:15:45 -0500
  • Candra Johnson
    signed 2016-05-12 17:09:02 -0500
  • Jay Cooper
    signed 2016-05-12 11:57:36 -0500
  • Israfel Mark C. Pafford
    signed 2016-05-12 11:51:24 -0500
  • Michelle Brown
    signed 2016-05-12 09:47:14 -0500
  • Jenelle Penfold
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-05-12 09:02:58 -0500
    The U.S. House of Representatives is trying to gut President Obama's non-discrimination executive order. Fight back!
  • Jenelle Penfold
    signed 2016-05-12 09:02:33 -0500
  • Linda Pearce
    signed 2016-05-12 08:28:43 -0500
  • Karen Butt
    signed 2016-05-12 07:58:32 -0500
  • richard flynn
    signed 2016-05-12 07:39:21 -0500
    What if you were singled out for any reason? It shouldn’t happen to any-one.
  • Cheryl Dare
    signed 2016-05-12 07:34:54 -0500
  • Rodney Adams
    signed 2016-05-12 07:33:16 -0500
  • Donna King
    signed 2016-05-12 07:32:18 -0500
  • Robbie Hutchens
    signed 2016-05-12 07:29:33 -0500
    Love is the answer. Not fear. Not hate.
  • Patti Mahaney
    signed 2016-05-12 01:44:43 -0500
    As a previous TN resident and in July will be moving back for good – I can’t stand to live in a hate state- GROW UP- STOP THE H8 – let me tell you all- Your hate and discrimination is going to cause more suicides- and YOU HATERS WILL HAVE THE BLOOD ON YOUR HANDS.
  • Jennifer White
    signed 2016-05-11 21:53:04 -0500
  • Marian
    @mkaee tweeted link to this page. 2016-05-11 21:35:40 -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=68102
  • Marian Elliott
    signed via 2016-05-11 21:35:19 -0500
    Marian Elliott
  • Sandy Giamportone
    signed 2016-05-11 19:11:00 -0500
    Please keep our country free for all.
  • Janis Tilton
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-05-11 19:03:35 -0500
    The U.S. House of Representatives is trying to gut President Obama's non-discrimination executive order. Fight back!
  • Janis Tilton
    signed 2016-05-11 19:03:18 -0500
  • Sara Wilson
    signed 2016-05-11 16:09:46 -0500
    We have to be better than this.
  • George M Melby, Pastor
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-05-11 15:19:34 -0500
    The U.S. House of Representatives is trying to gut President Obama's non-discrimination executive order. Fight back!
  • George M Melby, Pastor
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-05-11 15:19:33 -0500
    The U.S. House of Representatives is trying to gut President Obama's non-discrimination executive order. Fight back!
  • George M Melby, Pastor
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-05-11 15:19:30 -0500
    The U.S. House of Representatives is trying to gut President Obama's non-discrimination executive order. Fight back!
  • George M Melby, Pastor
    @Dakotahgeo tweeted link to this page. 2016-05-11 15:19:27 -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=31504
  • Carl Tyndall
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-05-11 14:57:26 -0500
    The U.S. House of Representatives is trying to gut President Obama's non-discrimination executive order. Fight back!
  • Carl Tyndall
    signed 2016-05-11 14:57:16 -0500
  • Steve Cates
    signed 2016-05-11 14:18:21 -0500

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