GetEQUAL is asking President Obama to “keep his first term promise” and sign an executive order protecting LGBT people employed by federal contractors from being fired for who they are. GetEQUAL will hold a protest this Sunday, February 10.
What: GetEQUAL to Obama: “Sign the ENDA Executive Order!”
When: Sunday, February 10, 2013; 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM (EST)
Where: South side of the White House (nearest Washington Monument)
Who: GetEQUAL DC and families, friends, co-workers and supportive members of the community
On Sunday, February 10 – just two days before President Obama’s State of the Union Address – members of GetEQUAL DC will gather outside the White House to remind President Barack Obama of a first-term promise not kept.
As he was running for president, then-candidate Obama pledged to extend workplace protections to all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people employed by federal contractors, but has yet to deliver any policy to protect these vulnerable employees, who can be fired in over half the states in the country based simply on their sexual identity, and 39 states based on their gender identity or expression.
President Obama could offer these protections today to 16 million people with the stroke of a pen by signing an Executive Order which would protect anyone employed by a contractor who receives over $10,000/year in federal funds. As we approach the first State of the Union for the president’s second and final term, GetEQUAL is reminding the president to keep the promises he made that will not only help boost our suffering economy but protect millions of workers and families.
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