Jacksonville Coalition for Equality

Tell the Jacksonville City Council, it's time for the HRO!

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Telling our stories, and the stories of LGBT people in our lives, is the best way to inspire the Mayor and City Council Member to support legislation that will update Jacksonville's non-discrimination laws. Please be respectful and make your feelings known about updating the HRO to include protections for sexual orientation and gender identity and expression. Also tell the Mayor and City Council that you oppose any attempt to put these basic protections on the ballot.

An updated HRO will protect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Jacksonville from unfair treatment in the areas of employment, housing and public accommodations like hotels, restaurants and government services. Thank you for making your voice heard and for standing up for basic protections for LGBT people in Jacksonville.

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Please Support Updated Non-Discrimination Protections

Dear [Decision Maker],

As a constituent, I am writing to ask you to support an update to Jacksonville's existing non-discrimination ordinance to include sexual orientation and gender identity and expression. I am also writing to let you know that I oppose any attempt to put these basic protections on the ballot.

All hardworking people in our city should have the chance to earn a living and provide for themselves and their families regardless of their sexual orientation and gender identity and expression. No one should live in fear that they can be denied a job, housing or basic services because of who they are.



I believe that all people should be judged on their merits on the job, nothing more, nothing less. It's time for Jacksonville to join the 30 other Florida municipalities, over 300 Jacksonville small businesses, and companies like Florida Blue, Winn-Dixie, CSX Transportation, Carnival, Haskell, UNF and Wells Fargo, in prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity or expression.

Sincerely,
[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State ZIP]

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