Join us for an update on the Washington Won't Discriminate campaign

By: Editorial Staff Posted: 03/09/2017

Legalizing discrimination against our state’s transgender residents would damage our economy and our communities

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The Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce invites you to a briefing and update call with leaders in the business community on the status of the Washington Won't Discriminate campaign. 

The Chamber endorsed this campaign--a broad coalition of business, labor, elected leaders, faith leaders, law enforcement officials and more--last year because it aligns with our commitment to inclusive prosperity. Discriminating against our state's transgender residents would damage our communities and economy. 

For 11 years, Washington's non-discrimination laws have ensured fair and equal treatment for our transgender family, neighbors and friends. But now, a new initiative—I-1552—has been filed that threatens to repeal critical protections for transgender Washingtonians. Initiative 1552 would put our state’s long-standing non-discrimination laws on the 2017 ballot—and risks making discrimination the law of the land in Washington. 

Last year, with the businesses both large and small out in front, we were able to defeat a similar measure. The voice of business last year was one of the most important reasons the campaign was successful. Your voice matters in your community, and needs to be involved again.  

The call will feature business leaders and the strategy team from Washington Won't Discriminate, and will include an important update about the status of the initiative. 

Here are the details:

The Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Seattle Business Association invite you to participate in a briefing call with an update on Washington Won't Discriminate. 

Date: Tuesday, March 14th 
Time: 3:00 - 3:30 pm
Call In Information: Provided upon RSVP
RSVP:
 Please call (206) 682-7328 or email Chad Hunter.

We hope you will join in for an update on this important campaign.