NWRA Joins Trades Groups Urging Congress to Support Equality Act
Friday, May 17, 2019
Posted by: Caroline Gergely
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 17, 2019
NWRA JOINS OVER 60 TRADE GROUPS IN SUPPORT OF THE EQUALITY ACT
Legislation would amend federal law to protect against discrimination based on sexual orientation
Arlington, VA – The National Waste and Recycling Association (NWRA) joined 64 trade associations on a letter to Congressional leadership urging support for H.R. 5, the Equality Act. The legislation would amend the 1964 Civil Rights Act to affirm clear protections based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
“Our member companies recognize the value of equal opportunity because it enables them to attract and retain the most talented employees, serve their customers and communities better, and it is the right thing to do. We urge Congress to pass the Equality Act so that all people can pursue the American Dream,” said NWRA President and CEO Darrell Smith.
A copy of the letter along with a list of signatories can be found here.
The National Waste and Recycling Association represents the private sector waste and recycling services industry. Association members conduct business in all 50 states, and include companies that manage garbage, recycling and medical waste, equipment manufacturers and distributors, and a variety of other service providers. For more information about NWRA, please visit www.wasterecycling.org.
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