civil rights

Shop at Fry's and Give Back through the Fry’s Community Rewards Program

Shop at Fry's and Give Back through the Fry’s Community Rewards Program

Fry's V.I.P Rewards members can register their card to benefit the ONE Community Foundation. Every time you shop at Fry's a portion of your sale will directly benefit us. The good news is it's free and all you have to do is register your rewards card.   Read more »

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REPUBLIC SERVICES JOINS ARIZONA BUSINESSES SUPPORTING UNITY PLEDGE

REPUBLIC SERVICES JOINS ARIZONA BUSINESSES SUPPORTING UNITY PLEDGE

PHOENIX (Feb. 10, 2014) – Today, Phoenix-based Republic Services announced it has signed theUNITY Pledge. Created in 2013 by ONE Community, the Pledge gives Arizona businesses and individuals a way to demonstrate support for workplace equality and equal treatment in housing and hospitality for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) individuals.  Read more »

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Glendale to Host Public Meetings on Proposed Anti-Discrimination Ordinance

GLENDALE TO HOST PUBLIC MEETINGS ON PROPOSED
ANTI-DISCRIMINATION ORDINANCE
Residents & Business Community Invited to Give Input
 
GLENDALE, Ariz. – The city of Glendale will hold a series of public meetings to allow residents and businesses an opportunity to share their thoughts on whether the city should adopt an anti-discrimination ordinance. The Glendale City Council has expressed specific interest in hearing feedback from Glendale residents and business owners. Read more »

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As Utah Goes... No Other State Can Follow

As Utah Goes... No Other State Can Follow

Holy Joseph Smith! Utah?
 
That pretty much sums up initial acclaim for the housing and employment LGBT nondiscrimination law signed by the Beehive State’s Republican governor Gary Herbert on March 12. The product of negotiations involving the ACLU, LGBT groups including Equality Utah, Democratic and Republican legislators, and the Mormon Church, the “Utah Compromise” was hailed by even the liberal Boston Globe as a “model for other red states.” 
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Americans Would Rather Vote For A President Who Supports Gay Marriage

Americans Would Rather Vote For A President Who Supports Gay Marriage

Support for gay marriage has become the majority opinion, and voters now also say they're more likely to reject a presidential candidate opposed to gay marriage than one who backs it -- something gay marriage advocates hope marks a political tipping point for 2016. Read more »

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Boston St. Patrick's Parade To Include Gay Groups For First Time

Boston St. Patrick's Parade To Include Gay Groups For First Time

Two homosexual rights groups will march in Boston's St. Patrick's Day parade on Sunday after organizers lifted a longtime ban on lesbian, gay and transgender (LGBT) organizations joining the annual Irish-American march.

Boston Pride, an LGBT rights group, said this week organizers had accepted its application to participate in this year's march through the Irish bastion of South Boston.

The rights group will join OutVets, representing gay veterans, in bringing an end to two decades of debate over the issue. Organizers had insisted that homosexuality conflicted with Catholic doctrine, but the ban ran counter to the liberal mores that prevail in Massachusetts, the first state in the nation to legalize same-sex marriage. Read more »

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A Record Number Of Voters Support Gay Marriage, New Poll Finds

A Record Number Of Voters Support Gay Marriage, New Poll Finds

A record number of voters now support gay marriage, a NBC/Wall Street Journal poll released Monday found.

The poll shows that an all-time high 59 percent of American voters support same-sex marriage -- nearly double the amount of voters who supported it in 2004. Support has also increased among conservative voters, with 35 percent now saying they back same-sex marriage, an increase of 9 percentage points from April 2013.

Fred Yang, a Democratic pollster who conducted the survey with Republican Bill McInturff, told the Wall Street Journal that support for gay marriage was increasing among voters faster than attitudes towards interracial marriage, now supported by 87 percent of Americans. Read more »

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Disability Benefits 101: Train-the-Trainer

Disability Benefits 101: Train-the-Trainer

DISABILITY BENEFITS 101 TRAIN-THE-TRAINER
March 25th -
Two Different Trainings for Your Needs
 
Who is this training for?
Tier 2 - 8:30AM - 12:30PM
Service professionals who provide direct or coordinate employment based services.
Tier 1 - 1:30PM - 5PM
Everyone else - specialist assisting with getting people on benefits, teachers, organization and support groups that support people with disabilities.
*Note training is tier specific. Pick the training that you think best fits your needs.
 
What will you get from this training? Read more »

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That anti-gay bill in Arkansas actually became law today. Why couldn’t activists stop it?

Monday was the deadline for Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson to veto SB 202, the anti-anti-discrimination bill that seeks to prevent cities and counties from protecting the civil rights of gay people.

The bill passed the legislature 10 days ago. Hutchinson said he would allow it to become law. During the past week, pressure had been mounting on the governor to change his mind.

Five days ago, the Arkansas chapter of the Human Rights Campaign released a statement condemning the bill. “Discrimination is not an Arkansas value, and the Governor should take swift, immediate action to veto SB202,” said chapter director Kendra R. Johnson. Read more »

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