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…

Pride at Work and Union Veterans Council React to Transgender Service Ban

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For Immediate Release July 26, 2017 Contact: Jerame Davis – jdavis@prideatwork.org Pride at Work and Union Veterans Council React to Transgender Service Ban Washington – President Trump announced today that he will issue an order to ban transgender Americans from serving in the military. Pride at Work and Union Veterans Council issued a joint statement in response: “Banning transgender Americans from military service is an insult to our troops, the LGBTQ community and our nation’s founding principles. This has nothing…

Pride at Work Reacts to Ground-Breaking Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Ruling on Sexual Orientation Discrimination

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For Immediate Release April 5, 2017 Contact: Jerame Davis – jdavis@prideatwork.org Pride at Work Reacts to Ground-Breaking Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Ruling on Sexual Orientation Discrimination Washington – On Tuesday in a ground-breaking 8-3 decision, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation violates the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The Seventh Circuit is now the highest court in the nation to have reached this conclusion, which…

WEDNESDAY: REP. MARK TAKANO AND LGBTQ EQUALITY GROUPS HOLD PRESS CONFERENCE ON LGBTQ CONCERNS ABOUT TRUMP’S NOMINEE FOR LABOR SECRETARY, ANDREW PUZDER

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MEDIA ADVISORY WEDNESDAY: REP. MARK TAKANO AND LGBTQ EQUALITY GROUPS HOLD PRESS CONFERENCE ON LGBTQ CONCERNS ABOUT TRUMP’S NOMINEE FOR LABOR SECRETARY, ANDREW PUZDER DETAILS: Pride at Work and Equality Federation will be joined by Rep. Mark Takano for a press conference on Capitol Hill to discuss the LGBTQ ramifications of Andrew Puzder being confirmed as Trump’s Secretary of Labor. LGBTQ working people rely on the Labor Department for workplace protections, LGBTQ workplace data, and more. A labor secretary who…

Pride at Work Reacts to Leaked Religious Exemptions Executive Order Draft

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For Immediate Release February 2, 2017 Contact: Jerame Davis – jdavis@prideatwork.org Pride at Work Reacts to Leaked Religious Exemptions Executive Order Draft Washington – Last night, a draft leaked of a potential executive order that would extend broad religious exemptions that amount to a license to discriminate against LGBTQ people. Pride at Work executive director, Jerame Davis, issued the following statement in response to the potential of such an order: “If enacted, this order could have devastating consequences for LGBTQ…

Pride at Work Condemns New Anti-Immigrant Executive Orders

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For Immediate Release   January 25, 2017 Contact: Jerame Davis – jdavis@prideatwork.org Pride at Work Condemns New Anti-Immigrant Executive Orders Washington – Today at the White House, the President announced several executive orders that deny entry to the United States for citizens of certain countries, authorizes the construction of a wall at the southern border, and punishes sanctuary cities that provide safety and security for undocumented people. Pride at Work Executive Director, Jerame Davis, reacted strongly: “The President’s new executive orders…

Pride at Work Reacts to TPP Withdrawal

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For Immediate Release January 24, 2017 Contact: Jerame Davis – jdavis@prideatwork.org Pride at Work Reacts to TPP Withdrawal Washington – On Monday, President Donald Trump signed an executive order removing the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal, which Pride at Work has opposed for more than two years. Pride at Work Executive Director, Jerame Davis, made the following statement in response: “We are cautiously pleased that President Trump has removed the United States from the TPP. Aside…