Major Business Organizations Support Houston’s Equal Rights Ordinance

Major players in Houston’s business community are throwing their support behind our city’s equal rights ordinance. Today, the Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Greater Houston Partnership and the Hotel and Lodging Association of Greater Houston released a joint statement urging Houstonians to vote Yes on Proposition 1 to protect the ordinance and ensure everyone is treated fairly and equally under the law:

“Houston is a diverse and welcoming city, one where every resident, worker and visitor should be able to enjoy our great city and everything it has to offer, free from discrimination. As the organizations representing the city’s business and hospitality community, we have come together to support the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance. Discrimination of any kind is not a Houston value, it’s bad for the people of our city and it’s bad for our economy.”

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Businesses know that discrimination isn’t just wrong, it harms our bottom line too. Protecting Houston’s Equal Rights Ordinance sends a message that our city is open for business to everyone—allowing businesses to attract and retain a vibrant workforce right here in Houston.

Thanks to these organizations for standing with us—and a majority of Houstonians—in support of a Yes vote on Proposition 1!

If your business supports Houston’s Equal Rights Ordinance, click here to join our business coalition today.