Listen Up AG Fox, Discrimination is a No-Go for Workers
Take the Pledge: Montana’s Best and Brightest Want Welcoming Workplaces
We couldn’t be more appalled that Montana’s Attorney General Tim Fox is using LGBTQ people as pawns in a political game. Inviting Chick-fil-A because of its anti-equality position against LGBTQ is out of line with Montana values and inconsistent with his job to uphold all Montanans’ rights to be free from discrimination.
Once again our legislature failed to pass employment protections for LGBTQ people by updating our Human Rights Act (HB 465 by Rep. Kim Abbott). But, polling shows that lawmakers and AG Fox are out of touch, because 72% of Montanans support LGBT-inclusive nondiscrimination laws. Luckily, equality will win in the face of such bigotry if it’s up to us.
Montana’s unemployment rate is so low that businesses are struggling to fill good jobs. In the state’s rapidly growing tech industry, less than half of all open jobs had been filled in the first quarter of 2019. That means employers must find creative ways to appeal to the best and the brightest. Smart employers know that places free from discrimination are attractive to workers.
That’s why we are asking you to pledge:
I will create a LGBTQ-welcoming workplace.
If I have a role in hiring, I will make sure that our practices are built on a foundation of non-discrimination, because it’s a basic right for all workers.
If I’m looking for work, I’ll prioritize workplaces that are welcoming and don’t discriminate against LGBTQ people.
Click here to sign the pledge.
We’ll share your name and city with AG Fox, so he understands how many Montanans care about equality.
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