It’s hard to believe that in 2020, only 20 states offer comprehensive nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ+ people. That’s why we’re excited to share that NEAT has joined the Virginia Values Coalition and their campaign to change this. With your help and support, we can do the work needed to make Virginia the 21st state to offer these protections!
“We’re excited because having NEAT on our team is going to give Virginians an easy and powerful way to show their support for comprehensive nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ+ people,” said Karl Bach of the Virginia Values Coalition.
Today, Virginians can be fired, denied housing, and kicked out of public places (like hospitals and restaurants) simply for being LGBTQ+. This bill would not only fix that, it would also add or improve protections in these areas for women, veterans, people with disabilities and more. NEAT will run all the remote phone banks and house parties, manage all the remote volunteers, as well as support and coordinate all the in person phone banks -- and we need your help to succeed!
"We’re honored to be a part of this critical campaign to protect LGBTQ+ people in Virginia," said Brian Silva, NEAT Founder and Executive Director. “Together we can make a difference in the lives of all Virginians who have faced discrimination for who they are.”
Everyone deserves a safe place to call home. Passing these protections is an important step to achieving that in Virginia and we need your help to succeed. Sign up to make calls from home or host a house party at a time that works for you by going to www.theNEAT.org/VA, or donate to help us continue this work. Together we can win!