UPDATE: Thank you to our team of over two dozen volunteers across the country who helped make a successful Day of Action for the Equality Act! These volunteers made calls to voters in two key states to talk about the importance of the Equality Act. They also transferred dozens of voters who left over 60 messages of support with their U.S. Senators. Thank you!
Despite a major win last month in the Supreme Court, there have been some negative rulings around LGBTQ+ issues as well this year. That's why National Equality Action Team (NEAT) along with our partners, will be hosting A Day of Action for the Equality Act.
On June 14th, NEAT will be hosting on demand phone banks throughout the day to assist voters in leaving messages for their senators urging them to pass the Equality Act. As well, NEAT’s partners will be hosting virtual meetings with senate staff members discussing the importance of this legislation. One thing we know for sure is that there's only one way we'll win equality and justice — by having real conversations with local people about our issues. You can sign up to join us here!
The Equality Act is a proposed national law that would provide consistent and explicit non-discrimination protections for LGBTQ+ people across key areas of life, including employment, housing, credit, education, public spaces and services, federally funded programs, and jury service.
The Equality Act also amends existing law to prohibit discrimination in public spaces and services and federally funded programs on the basis of sex. Additionally, it would update the public spaces and services covered in current law to include retail stores, services such as banks and legal services, and transportation services.
These important updates would strengthen existing protections for everyone. We can do it but only with your help. So sign up today!!