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Arizona Governor Jan Brewer vetoed Senate Bill 1062!



On the evening of Wednesday, February 26, 2014, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer heard us all loud and clear and vetoed Senate Bill 1062On Monday the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce join forces with fellow organizations from the National Business Inclusion Consortium (NBIC), including the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the National Black Justice Coalition, and United States Business Leadership Network: Disability at Work, in sending a strong letter to the Governor demanding the veto and calling on our collective affiliates, corporate partners, and small businesses to follow suit. We asked, you listened and our collective voice was heard!


Since sending Monday's joint letter, countless chambers and small businesses joined in our call to keep this blatantly discriminatory bill from becoming law. Additionally, we were honored to be joined by many corporate partners including Marriott, American Airlines, AT&T, Intel, Mass Mutual, Delta Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Aetna, JPMorgan Chase, Verizon, and many more that helped reinforce the reality that discrimination is bad for business!


We stand stronger together as a result of this first policy collaboration among NGLCC and the NBIC colleagues, and we look forward to many more in the legislative arena as well as corporate America and throughout the private sector.


NBJC is grateful to be a partner organization of the NBIC, and to all of you that joined with us to make tonight's results a reality.


The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) is a civil rights organization dedicated to the empowerment of Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and same gender loving (LGBTQ/SGL) people, including people living with HIV/AIDS.