• Petitioned Edmund Ford, Jr

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Councilman
Edmund Ford, Jr
Councilman
Lee Harris
Councilman
William Boyd
Mayor
AC Wharton
Councilwoman
Wanda Halbert
Councilman
Jim Strickland
Councilman
Myron Lowery
Councilwoman
Janis Fullilove
Councilman
Joe Brown
Councilman
Shea Flinn
Councilman
Reid Hedgepeth
Councilman
Kemp Conrad
Councilman
Bill Morrison
Councilman
Harold Collins
None
Mayor's Office

Tell the Memphis City Council to vote for inclusive workplace protections

    1. Petition by

      TENNESSEE EQUALITY PROJECT

The current non-discrimination ordinance for the City of Memphis omits important non-merit factors like age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. The ordinance must be amended to ensure that unfair bias is not used in hiring and other employment decisions. Most Fortune 500 Companies and cities of similar and larger size prohibit such bias in their employment practices. Inclusive workplace protections help employers recruit and retain the best employees and demonstrates the values of diversity and equality. It's time for the City of Memphis to provide equal opportunity for all in the workplace.
Send a message of support for these reforms to the Memphis City Council and Mayor.

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    • Blake Meador MEMPHIS, TN
      • about 2 years ago

      By openly welcoming diversity in our government, we encourage some highly talented individuals to join the team -- individuals that might otherwise be hesitant if they fear discrimination based on one or more factors they possess. We limit our success by limiting our diversity.

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    • Nelson Moore MEMPHIS, TN
      • about 2 years ago

      Because Tennessee and Memphis will never live up to their possibilities as long as we keep discriminating against people because of their sexual orientation. This country guarantees liberty and justice for ALL and our LGBT brothers and sisters deserve no less.

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    • Monique Fisher MEMPHIS, TN
      • about 2 years ago

      It means my GLBT students will be more likely to return home to Memphis when they graduate from college and enhance the quality of the workforce here, instead of moving to a "safer" environment.

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    • Melissa Pink MEMPHIS, TN
      • about 2 years ago

      As a transgendered person I think that it's important for no one to be subject to discrimination

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    • dorothy moore MEMPHIS, TN
      • about 2 years ago

      No one should be descriminate against.

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