Companies warned a month ago that law would repeal gay/trans rights in TN, did nothing

This is quite a bombshell actually.

Nissan, FedEx, AT&T;, Comcast, DuPont, Pfizer, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Caterpillar, KPMG, Whirlpool, Embraer, Alcoa, and United HealthCare were put on notice one month ago, by members of the Nashville city council, that the legislation they were lobbying for, via their roles on the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce, would repeal Nashville’s gay/trans civil rights ordinance.

Each of those companies were given official notice of their role in this hate legislation nearly one month ago. And they did nothing until we exposed their role last Thursday night. And even then, Comcast, DuPont, Pfizer, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Caterpillar, Whirlpool and Embraer couldn’t even be bothered to comment on the scandal. They’ve still said nothing – nothing. I guess our communities aren’t important enough to Comcast, DuPont, Pfizer, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Caterpillar, Whirlpool and Embraer.

But more importantly, don’t let these companies tell you that they didn’t know.  They were informed a month ago, when there was still time to kill this legislation, and they did nothing.  Well, that’s not entirely true – they joined religious right hate groups in lobbying for the repeal of our civil rights via their roles as board members of the TN Chamber of Commerce
Nissan, FedEx, AT&T;, Comcast, DuPont, Pfizer, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Caterpillar, KPMG, Whirlpool, Embraer…

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