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Tennessee Equality Project seeks to advance and protect the civil rights of our State’s gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons and their families in each Grand Division.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Memphians ask Mayor Wharton to take the lead on inclusive workplace protections

Take action today! If you live in Memphis, send a message to Mayor AC Wharton asking him to take the lead on LGBT inclusive workplace protections.

On July 20, a Memphis City Council committee asked Mayor Wharton to clarify his administration's position on the employment non-discrimination ordinance proposed by Councilwoman Janis Fullilove that would extend inclusive workplace protections to sexual orientation and gender identity or expression.

Mayor Wharton has a declared a vision for making Memphis a City of Choice for employers, job seekers and entrepreneurs. That vision "engages the broad community and at all times respects and embraces diversity." Cities with creative and successful economies embrace diversity in race, national origin, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation and gender identity or expression.

Call on Mayor Wharton to send a clear message of support for inclusive workplace protections to the Memphis City Council today!

And mark your calendars for each of the three readings of the employment non-discrimination ordinance before the Memphis City Council: August 10, August 24, and September 14. Equality advocates in the Memphis area must attend these Tuesday meetings at 3:30 PM at 125 North Main Street to show council members that we support LGBT inclusive workplace protections.

- Jonathan Cole, TEP Board Chair

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