Bil Browning

A Political Calculation That Cannot Stand

Filed By Bil Browning | April 13, 2012 9:07 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: ENDA executive order, Freedom To Work, Obama White House, Tico Almeida

"This is a political calculation that cannot stand. White House staffers and lawyers have let politics stand in the way of a basic American value - that a solid day's work deserves a solid day's pay, regardless of the color of your skin, your place of worship, your gender, or who you love. We can't wait for the White House to catch up with this basic democratic value, we can't wait for them to catch up with the prevailing views of the American public, we can't wait for them to do what is right for the American taxpayers who should not have to subsidize discrimination."

-- Freedom To Work President Tico Almeida announcing the launch of the group's new "We Can't Wait" campaign to pressure the administration into issuing an executive order banning federal contractors from discriminating based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

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