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Petitioning Councilman Edmund Ford, Jr and 14 others

Tell the Memphis City Council to vote for inclusive workplace protections

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.

Letter to
Councilman Edmund Ford, Jr
Councilman Harold Collins
Councilman Bill Morrison
and 12 others
Councilman Kemp Conrad
Councilman Reid Hedgepeth
Councilman Shea Flinn
Councilman Joe Brown
Councilwoman Janis Fullilove
Councilman Myron Lowery
Councilman Jim Strickland
Councilwoman Wanda Halbert
Mayor AC Wharton
Councilman William Boyd
Councilman Lee Harris
None Mayor's Office
Please vote to expand the list of non-merit factors in the City of Memphis non-discrimination ordinance to include non-merit factors like age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.

The current non-discrimination ordinance omits these important non-merit factors. The non-discrimination ordinance sponsored by Councilman Lee Harris 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 demonstrate commitment to the values of diversity and equality. It's time for Memphis to provide equal opportunity for all in the workplace.

Please vote to amend the employment non-discrimination ordinance to include the non-merit factors of age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression on Tuesday, September 18.

Sincerely,