New Business Item 36 Adopted As Modified
NEA shall, using existing digital media, post a list of known individuals with businesses who are committed to refusing services to same-sex couples and/or LGBTQ individuals. NEA can access a list of these individuals and their businesses from organizations such as THINKPROGRESS (thinkprogress.org), Southern Poverty Law Center, and Human Rights Campaign, and share it with all state and local affiliates on nea.org.
As consumers, we have a great deal of power in our pockets. The threat of withdrawing our support of businesses that deny service to same-sex couples can help change this discriminatory practice since ethical consumerism exerts economic pressure.
Charles Shannon - CA
This item cannot be accomplished with current staff and resources under the published 2018-2020 Strategic Plan and Budget. It would cost an additional $3,000.