Target: Mayor of Houston Annise D. Parker
Goal: Urge Mayor Parker and the city council to pass the equal rights ordinance
Houston, Texas is one of the largest and most rapidly growing cities in the United States. It is hard to believe that it is also the only metropolitan city in the entire nation that does not protect its residents from discrimination of race, gender, age, sexual orientation or religion. The Houston city council has proposed a new equal rights ordinance to ensure the equal treatment of its residents and while this is a great step in the right direction, action needs to be taken immediately.
Voting on this ordinance has been delayed due to fear of what consequences this may have towards religious parties and businesses. Our nation, as a whole has come a long way and there should be no excuse for every citizen not to have their basic rights. An ordinance like this should have been passed many years ago and definitely should not be delayed any longer.
The Houston city council should step up and ensure its citizens equal opportunities. Houston is a rapidly growing city and is becoming more and more culturally diverse. The city can’t afford to allow discrimination any longer and when the time comes to vote, every member should vote for the implementation of the equal rights ordinance.
Sign the petition below to urge Mayor Parker and the Houston city council to vote yes on the equal rights ordinance.
Dear Mayor Parker,
The proposal of the equal rights ordinance in the city of Houston is definitely a huge step in the right direction. There should be no more delay of voting and it is in your power to urge the city council to vote yes to this ordinance.
Houston is a rapidly growing city and by passing this ordinance it will allow residents access to equal opportunities, which will in turn help your city to continuously progress. During this day and age, there should be no tolerance of any form of discrimination and Houston is the only large city that does not legally prohibit it.
Please urge the city council members to pass the equal rights ordinance and end discrimination. If this ordinance is passed, it will benefit everyone and create a better environment fit for a rapidly growing city like Houston.
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