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Freedom to Work is a national organization committed to banning workplace harassment and career discrimination against lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, and transgender Americans through public education, policy analysis, and legal work.

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June, 2012

Freedom to Work Launches Campaign Aimed at Exxon's Anti-LGBT Policies Ahead of Next Week’s Board Mtg

Freedom to Work Launches Campaign Aimed at Exxon's Anti-LGBT Policies Ahead of Next Week’s Board Mtg
WASHINGTON, DC – Last night, Tico Almeida, president of Freedom to Work -- a national organization working to ban workplace discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Americans -- announced the launch of a new campaign and petition aimed at ExxonMobil's discriminatory policies against LGBT employees.
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Freedom to Work Sends Letter to Majority Leader Reid Demanding Vote this Summer on Employment Non-Disc Act (ENDA)

Freedom to Work Sends Letter to Majority Leader Reid Demanding Vote this Summer on Employment Non-Disc Act (ENDA)

WASHINGTON, DC – This morning, Freedom to Work – a national organization working to ban workplace discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Americans – sent an open letter penned by the group's president, Tico Almeida, to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada) demanding he bring the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) directly to the floor of the U.S. Senate for a vote this summer. Read the entire text of Almeida’s letter to Senator Reid, here.

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May, 2012

House Hearing on Federal Contractor Exec Order: 'Not a Single Complaint' on LGBT Provision from Republicans

House Hearing on Federal Contractor Exec Order: 'Not a Single Complaint' on LGBT Provision from Republicans
WASHINGTON, DC – This morning, the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and Workforce held a congressional hearing, "Reviewing the Impact of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs' Regulatory and Enforcement Actions," which drew no criticism on a proposal to protect the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) workforce.
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New Study Praised as Further Evidence for President Obama to Sign LGBT Federal Contractor Executive Order

New Study Praised as Further Evidence for President Obama to Sign LGBT Federal Contractor Executive Order

WASHINGTON, DC - April 26 – Yesterday, the Williams Institute released a report finding that 86% of all federal contractors protect against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, and 55% on the basis of gender identity.  The combined total represents almost one-half of all federal contractors with LGBT protections, amounting to more than $249 billion in federal spending.  The full report can be viewed here:  http://williamsinstitute.law.ucla.edu/wp-content/uploads/Sears-Hunter-Mallory-Report-Update-Top50-Contractors-April-2012.pdf

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The Washington Post Joins Growing Chorus in Support of Executive Action on LGBT Workplace Protections

The Washington Post Joins Growing Chorus in Support of Executive Action on LGBT Workplace Protections
WASHINGTON, DC -- Today the Washington Post published an editorial calling on President Obama to take swift executive action by signing an Executive Order barring federal contractors from discriminating based on sexual orientation or gender identity. This is the second time the newspaper has pushed the President to take this common-sense step -- a step that is supported by nearly three-quarters of likely 2012 voters.
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April, 2012

Nearly Half of House Dems Call on President to Sign Executive Order Ending Workplace Discrimination

Nearly Half of House Dems Call on President to Sign Executive Order Ending Workplace Discrimination
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, building on recent momentum behind an Executive Order to ban discrimination among federal contractors based on sexual orientation or gender identity, Freedom to Work -- a national advocacy organization working to end workplace discrimination for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Americans – announced a new letter of support, signed by 72 members of Congress.
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March, 2012

100,000 Americans Urge Obama to Protect Federal Contractors from Anti-LGBT Workplace Discrimination

100,000 Americans Urge Obama to Protect Federal Contractors from Anti-LGBT Workplace Discrimination
WASHINGTON, DC – More than 100,000 people have joined Freedom to Work’s campaign on Change.org urging President Obama to sign an executive order banning anti-LGBT workplace discrimination at companies that take federal contracts – accounting for 22% of all jobs in the United States.
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February, 2012

U.S. Defense Contractor Protects LGBT Employees From Harassment After 50,000 Sign Petition

U.S. Defense Contractor Protects LGBT Employees From Harassment After 50,000 Sign Petition
WASHINGTON, DC – After more than 50,000 people signed a popular online petition urging DynCorp International to protect gay employees from harassment, the U.S. defense contractor announced it is adding sexual orientation and gender identity to its workplace nondiscrimination policies.
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