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Category Archives: Nondiscrimination ordinances

Equal Employment Ordinance

Omaha’s Equal Employment Ordinance will be reintroduced this month.  Here is the website of the coalition, including Heartland Clergy, which is supporting the effort.  EqualOmaha.org will be a central place for information, calendar of events, and ways to contact the City Council and show your support for the ordinance. Please share the link to EqualOmaha.org […]

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Equal Employment Ordinance Talking Points

Talking Points for Ordinance   1)      Large percentages of LGBT people report discrimination and harassment in the workplace. A 2011 report by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force on discrimination against transgender persons discovered that: Forty-seven percent (47%) said they had experienced an adverse job outcome, such as being fired, not hired or denied […]

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VOICE Omaha looking for stories of employment discrimination

The group VOICE Omaha is collecting stories of employment discrimination.  If you have a story to share, please post it on their website here.

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Sample Letter to City Council

In January the Equal Employment Ordinance will be reintroduced to the Omaha City Council.  Heartland Clergy is encouraging people of faith to write letters in support the ordinance and mail them to the City Council.  Below is a sample letter that you can use as a template.   SAMPLE LETTER   DATE   Omaha City […]

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Step toward Equality in the Heartland

Congratulations to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma where the City Council yesterday passed an ordinance including sexual orientation in the non-discrimination policies for public employees.  This was the first attempt at such an ordinance in Oklahoma City and it passed with a vote of 7-2, including with the vote of Republican mayor Mick Cornett. Oklahoma-based The Equality […]

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