Pride at Work and Union Veterans Council React to House Resolution Condemning Trump Administration’s Transgender Military Ban

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For Immediate Release – March 28, 2019 Contact: Jerame Davis – jdavis@prideatwork.org Pride at Work and Union Veterans Council React to House Resolution Condemning Trump Administration’s Transgender Military Ban WASHINGTON – Today, in a bipartisan vote, the House of Representatives passed a resolution condemning the Trump Administration’s ban on transgender military service and urging the Department of Defense to not reinstate the ban. Pride at Work’s Executive Director, Jerame Davis and Union Veterans Council’s Executive Director, Will Attig, responded jointly…

Pride at Work Endorses the Equality Act

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For Immediate Release – March 13, 2018 Contact: Jerame Davis – jdavis@prideatwork.org Pride at Work Endorses the Equality Act WASHINGTON – Today, Representative David Cicilline in the US House of Representatives and Senator Jeff Merkely in the US Senate reintroduced the Equality Act – a landmark bill that will add LGBTQ people to existing civil rights laws while also strengthening protections for all people, including women and people of color. Pride at Work Executive Director, Jerame Davis, issued the following…

Pride at Work and Union Veterans Council React to Supreme Court Ruling on Transgender Military Ban

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For Immediate Release – January 22, 2018 Contact: Jerame Davis – jdavis@prideatwork.org Pride at Work and Union Veterans Council React to Supreme Court Ruling on Transgender Military Ban WASHINGTON – Today, the Supreme Court lifted injunctions on the discriminatory ban on military service by transgender people. The Court ruled it will allow the ban to temporarily be instated while the various cases work their way through the lower courts. While there is still one injunction in place, this move by…

Pride at Work Reacts to New York Legislature Passage of LGBTQ Protections

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For Immediate Release January 15, 2019 Contact: Jerame Davis – jdavis@prideatwork.org Pride at Work Reacts to New York Legislature Passage of LGBTQ Protections Today, the New York Senate passed two pieces of legislation to protect LGBTQ people in the state. Once signed by Governor Cuomo, New York will become the 20th state in the US to ban discrimination against transgender Americans and the 15th state to ban so-called “ex-gay” conversion therapy. Pride at Work Executive Director, Jerame Davis, issued the…

Pride at Work Stands Against Efforts to Erase Transgender Americans

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For Immediate Release October 22, 2018 Contact: Jerame Davis – jdavis@prideatwork.org Pride at Work Stands Against Efforts to Erase Transgender Americans Washington – Yesterday, the New York Times reported that the Trump Administration is seeking to narrow the definition of gender in an effort to undermine legal protections for transgender Americans. Pride at Work leadership issued the following statements in response: Jerame Davis, Executive Director: “Trans people will not be erased by this administration or any other. You cannot define…

Pride at Work Statement on Janus v. AFSCME Supreme Court Ruling

For Immediate Release June 27, 2018 Contact: Jerame Davis – jdavis@prideatwork.org Pride at Work Statement on Janus v. AFSCME Supreme Court Ruling Washington – Today, the Supreme Court ruled against working people in unions in Janus v. AFSCME by declaring that the fair share fees unions charge to non-members for the services provided in negotiating and servicing the collective bargaining agreement violate freedom of speech. Pride at Work Executive Director, Jerame Davis, reacted strongly: “After spending billions of dollars to…

Pride at Work Statement on Masterpiece Supreme Court Ruling

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For Immediate Release June 4, 2018 Contact: Jerame Davis – jdavis@prideatwork.org Pride at Work Statement on Masterpiece Supreme Court Ruling Washington – Today, the Supreme Court issued a narrow ruling in favor of the baker in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. The Colorado Civil Rights Commission previously ruled that the bakery had violated the rights of a same-sex couple when they refused to bake a cake for their wedding. Today’s decision overturns that ruling on the grounds that…

LGBTQ Working People Would Lose if the Supreme Guts Unions in Janus v. AFSCME

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Feb 26, 2018 CONTACT: Jerame Davis Executive Director 202-637-5014 jdavis@prideatwork.org LGBTQ Working People Would Lose if the Supreme Guts Unions in Janus v. AFSCME Washington-DC: LGBTQ advocates call out the dangerous threat to LGBTQ working people that the Janus v. AFSCME Supreme Court case represents. On February 26, the Supreme Court hears oral arguments in Janus v. AFSCME, a case that could squeeze labor unions, if the court rules that some workers do not need to pay…

New HHS Division Promotes LGBTQ Discrimination

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For Immediate Release January 18, 2018 Contact: Jerame Davis – jdavis@prideatwork.org New HHS Division Promotes LGBTQ Discrimination WASHINGTON – Today, the Department of Health and Human Services announced the creation of a new and dangerous division of the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) intended to enforce federal laws that allow healthcare providers to deny care based on their religious objection. Pride at Work Executive Director, Jerame Davis, issued the following reaction: “President Trump’s Health and Human Services Department is playing…

Human Rights Campaign Suspends Walmart’s Corporate Equality Index Score

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For Immediate Release November 9, 2017 Contact: Jerame Davis – jdavis@prideatwork.org Human Rights Campaign Suspends Walmart’s Corporate Equality Index Score Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) released their 2018 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) for 2018. Thanks to a successful effort by the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund (TLDEF), HRC has suspended the score of Walmart citing their lack of enforcement of the policies that are considered under the CEI. Pride at Work Executive Director, Jerame Davis, reacted: “We applaud…