Using existing resources, the NEA will encourage members to use digital resources from partner organization such as the Human Rights Campaign's Equality Act NOW website (https://www.hrc.org/equalityact/) to support the Equality Act, a federal law that will explicitly require fair treatment for LGBTQ+ people in critical areas like employment, housing, and education.

In addition, the NEA, using existing resources, will share with local and state affiliates, a model resolution supporting the passage of the Equality Act such as the one found on the National Center for Lesbian Rights. 

Rationale/Background

Our nation's civil rights laws protect people on the basis of race, color, national origin, and in most cases, sex, disability, and religion.  But federal law does not provide consistent non-discrimination protections based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

Contact

Charles Shannon - CA

Cost Implications

This item cannot be accomplished with current staff and resources under the proposed Modified 2019-2020 Strategic Plan and Budget. It would cost an additional $2,500.