Stop Republican lawmakers from damaging Wisconsin's Equal Opportunity ordinance.
A Republican-backed bill that aims to standardize employment laws across Wisconsin would prohibit local municipalities from establishing and enforcing their own employment discrimination laws.
Why is this bad?
This would interfere with the rights of local municipalities to make their own choices and would eliminate the job discrimination protections that have been enacted for protected classes of people in Wisconsin.
The protected classes that would be eliminated include gender identity, non-religion, homelessness, source of income, lack of a social security number, physical appearance, political beliefs, student status, domestic partners, citizenship, unemployment status and credit history.
If the bill is adopted, individuals who identify in these categories could no longer be safeguarded from employment discrimination.
Here is a script you can use: Hi, my name is XXX and I'm a resident from [ADDRESS].
I’m calling to ask that the Employment Standardization Act does not get the sponsorship or votes it needs to pass.
The Act will have extremely detrimental effects on the rights of my community. It would increase income inequality and would supersede the authority of local elected leaders. And just as importantly, countless individuals would no longer be safeguarded from employment discrimination.
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You can find your state representatives at http://legis.wisconsin.gov/