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Monday, May 23, 2011

So TENNESSEE is going to STOP passing ANY CIVIL RIGHTS laws every again!

The Tennessee Chamber of Commerce actively lobbied for a religious right bill in the Tennessee legislature that would rescind Nashville's civil rights protections for its gay and trans citizens,
and would ban every city in Tennessee from passing any civil rights laws, for anyone, ever again.

Here from Americablog.gay. Is a list of the national companies that
supported the 'Don't Say Gay' bill...via their Chamber of Commerce.

"Please visit the Facebook pages of each of the companies who are responsible for the hateful law passed in Tennessee last week that will repeal gay and trans municipal civil rights protections (and protections for every other minority), and ban cities in the state from every passing any civil rights law ever again, for anybody."

Each of these organizations is a board member of the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce & Industry. Each of them is responsible for the chamber's endorsement of, and lobbying for, this religious right hate legislation. We only have a few days to convince the governor to veto the bill - these companies need to help fix this problem now.

Go to the blog there are links and advice how to contact these companies.

http://gay.americablog.com/2011/05/take-action-leave-messages-on-facebook.html

Thanks for all you can do.

1 comment:

  1. Here is Whilpool's WALL post with link to note..which tried to just be a disclaimer but now includes update:
    - we oppose SB632/HB600, which runs counter to our core values of diversity and inclusion. We are reaching out to the Governor’s office in Tennessee and the State Chamber to inform them of our position. Please find our full response at: http://whr.pl/in4alj

    Here is update under note: Update:
    Whirlpool Corporation opposes this legislation, which runs counter to our core values of diversity and inclusion. We are reaching out to the Governor’s office and the Chamber to inform them of our position.

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