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…

Pride at Work Statement on DOJ Religious Exemption Guidance

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For Immediate Release October 6, 2017 Contact: Jerame Davis – jdavis@prideatwork.org Pride at Work Statement on DOJ Religious Exemption Guidance Washington – Freedom of religion is foundational to our country, but this new directive from the DOJ is extremely dangerous for LGBTQ working people. The broad language is effectively a taxpayer funded, government sanctioned license to discriminate. There are two clear targets of this memo: contraception and LGBTQ people. While Sessions identifies these as two separate targets, we know that…

Pride at Work Statement on DOJ Rescinding Protections for Transgender Working People

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For Immediate Release October 5, 2017 Contact: Jerame Davis – jdavis@prideatwork.org Pride at Work Statement on DOJ Rescinding Protections for Transgender Working People Washington – Yesterday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memo to all Department of Justice (DOJ) attorneys stating Title VII’s sex discrimination prohibitions do not protect transgender working people, counter to court precedent and previous DOJ policy. This change could have broad implications for pending and future cases in federal court. Pride at Work Executive Director, Jerame…

Pride at Work Response the Trump Administration’s DACA Announcement

For Immediate Release September 5, 2017 Contact: Jerame Davis – jdavis@prideatwork.org Pride at Work Responds to the Trump Administration’s DACA Announcement Washington – Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Tuesday that the Trump administration will rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, putting more than 800,000 young immigrants at risk of deportation. Executive Director Jerame Davis offered this response: “Donald Trump is a bully. Today’s target is the 800,000 recipients of DACA who have known no other home than the United…

Pride at Work Condemns Acts of White Supremacy in Charlottesville, VA

For Immediate Release August 14, 2017 Contact: Jerame Davis – jdavis@prideatwork.org Pride at Work Condemns Acts of White Supremacy in Charlottesville, VA Washington – Pride at Work stands firmly against all forms of white supremacy and terrorism in this country and around the world. What we saw on Saturday in Charlottesville was a horrible act of bigotry and hate and a reminder that we have a lot of work to dismantle all forms of white supremacy that are still present…