At this very moment, dozens of citizen lobbyists from across Florida are working the halls of the capitol and telling their stories as part of Equality Florida's 2012 Lobby Days. By sending a message to your state Representative and Senator right now, you'll double the impact our team can have on those who make the laws that effect our lives.
Did you know that a person can be fired, denied housing, or even asked to leave a restaurant in most of Florida simply because they are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT)?
The Florida Competitive Workforce Act would add sexual orientation and gender identity to the state law that already protects people in employment and housing based on race, religion, sex, age and disability.
Take advantage of the best opportunity to tell your Representative and Senator how critical these protections are to LGBT Floridians. Ask them to co-sponsor the Florida Competitive Workforce Act (HB 247 by Randolph and SB 340 by Rich), a critical bill that would help make Florida a fair place to work and live.
Nothing makes a bigger difference in building support for this important legislation than lawmakers hearing directly from voters. We know not everyone can make it to Lobby Days in person. But, you can still have an impact by sending a message right now.
With just a little information from you, we can tell you who your Representative and Senator are, and we'll provide you editable text that you can personalize or send as is.
We want everyone to participate. But, if you, a friend or a family member have experienced discrimination on the job, in trying to rent or purchase a home, we especially need you to share your story with your legislators.