LEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — I put together this list of major NC businesses and organizations for everyone to contact and voice your concern about yesterday’s sneak attack by the North Carolina legislature and governor banning trans people from using bathrooms. Urge them to press the NC state Republicans legislators into repealing their unjust law.
Some companies make it harder to contact them than others.
American Airlines (large presence in NC) 1-877-390-3077 Email: https://www.aa.com/contact/forms?topic=CR
Bank of America — 1-800-432-1000, 1-888-550-6433 Email: https://www.bankofamerica.com/contactus/contactus.go
Carolina Panthers (NFL team) — 704-358-7000 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Carolina Hornets (NBA team owned by Michael Jordan) 1-704-688-8600 FAX: 1-704-973-9411 Email: email@example.com
Charlotte Chamber of Commerce — 1-704-378-1300,
Email: Staff directory (click on staff name to email) http://charlottechamber.com/about-the-chamber/staff-listing/ The chamber shut down their email directory after this link went up. Try this one: firstname.lastname@example.org
Disney (large presence in NC) — 1-818-560-1000, 1-855-553-4763
Dow Chemical (large presence in NC) — 1-989-636-1000, 1-800-636-331-6451 Fax: 1-989-832-1456 Email: http://www.dow.com/en-us/contact-us
ESPN — (large presence in NC) 1-860-766-2000, Email: (for press media, but may still work) email@example.com
Food Lion — 1-800-210-9569 Email: https://www.foodlion.com/customer-service/contact-us/
Haines — (Michael Jordan is spokesperson) Email: http://www.hanes.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/contactus_13751_-1_14001 and http://c6.crm.xpon.us/hydra?id=49
Krispy Kreme — 1-800-457-4779 Email: KKGuest@krispykreme.com or http://krispykreme.com/about/Contact-Us
Lowes — 1-800-445-6937 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
NBA (All Star game may be held in Charlotte) — 1-212-407-8000 Fax: 1-212-832-3861 Email: http://contact.nba.com/contact-nba/
NCAA — (College basketball tournaments in NC) — 1-317-917-6222, Fax: 1-317-917-6888 Email: email@example.com
PayPal (plans hiring blitz) 1-888-221-1161
Sealy Corp (Mattresses) — 1-800-697-3259 Email: ConsumerSupport@sealy.com
This is a working document. Please post suggestions in the comments section below so I can update this page.
This method will work in North Carolina: Trans men should invade the ladies room at the capitol building and the governor’s office: https://lexiecannes.com/2015/11/04/call-for-trans-men-to-invade-public-womens-bathrooms-in-houston/
NC’s new anti-trans law: https://lexiecannes.com/2016/03/23/north-carolina-state-republicans-blows-a-gasket-kills-charlottes-trans-rights-ordinance/
Read Lexie Cannes in The Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/courtney-odonnell/
Categories: Discrimination, Equality, Civil Rights, Everything else, Legislative
Businesses are already stepping up:
“Until this hateful law is repealed and LGBT North Carolinans are treated with the equal dignity they deserve, I will not film another production in North Carolina, and I encourage my colleagues in the entertainment industry to vow to do the same. Enough is enough.”
These are the Democrats in North Carolina who voted FOR the trans hate bill:Representative(s): Brisson; C. Graham; Floyd; G. Graham; Goodman; Hunter; L. Bell; Pierce; Salmon; W. Richardson; Wray
They should be voted out of office in the next Democrat primaries.
“We are disappointed by the passage of HB2 in the North Carolina General Assembly because this measure will reduce, rather than expand, the scope of anti-discrimination protection in the state. IBM will continue to follow its global non-discrimination policies in the workplace, and believes that an inclusive and welcoming environment is the best way to attract talented individuals to our company.”
“The NBA is dedicated to creating an inclusive environment for all who attend our games and events. We are deeply concerned that this discriminatory law runs counter to our guiding principles of equality and mutual respect and do not yet know what impact it will have on our ability to successfully host the 2017 All-Star Game in Charlotte.”
I have already sent notes to over 40 our NC Legislators and these company CEO’s will be next! Thank you fotr this list Lexie!
Put this on the Louisiana sites (LTA, EQLA and Forum for Equality) plus my profile page
Thank you for all this work
Great info list. Thank you Lexie.
Thanks Lexie for all the great sharing…Much appreciated.
This just in from NCTE:
Sources of Support:
American Airlines: “American Airlines has long been a pioneer in its fair-minded policies and practices for its lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) customers and employees. We believe no individual should be discriminated against because of gender identity or sexual orientation. Laws that allow such discrimination go against our fundamental belief of equality and are bad for the economies of the states in which they are enacted.”
Apple: “Apple Stores and our company are open to everyone, regardless of where they come from, what they look like, how they worship or who they love. That’s why we support the federal Equality Act. Our future as Americans should be focused on inclusion and prosperity, and not discrimination and division. We were disappointed to see Governor McCrory sign this legislation.”
Bank of America: “Bank of America has been steadfast in our commitment to nondiscrimination and our support for LGBT employees through progressive workplace policies and practices. We support public policies that support nondiscrimination.”
Bayer: “We have zero tolerance for discrimination. We say NO to #NCGA. We continue to support all of our employees & remain on the side of equality.”
Biogen: “Biogen opposes #NCGA attempt to undermine equality in NC via #HB2. We support advancing the power of difference.”
Citrix: “Citrix believes in a world that is secure & open for all. We value diversity in our workforce & lives.”
Dow Chemical: “Dow is disappointed in the passage and signing of HB2. The decision to overturn Charlotte’s non-discrimination ordinance undermines equality and sanctions discrimination of North Carolinians and its visitors. Dow seeks to promote a culture of innovation, excellence and inclusion, and believes the equal treatment of all individuals, irrespective of our differences, enables individuals and families to thrice, businesses and communities to prosper and economies to grow. We will continue to call for a comprehensive federal framework that ensures fairness an opportunity for everyone.”
Facebook: “We are disappointed by the recent events in North Carolina. As a company, Facebook is an open and vocal supporter of equality. We believe in ensuring the rights of LGBT individuals and oppose efforts that discriminate against people on the basis of their gender identity or sexual orientation.”
Google: “We oppose all laws that enable or encourage discrimination. We’ve been steadfast in our efforts to eliminate discrimination against the LGBT community — including through our vocal opposition to Prop 8, our filing of legal briefs in opposition to the Defense of Marriage Act, the benefits we provide same-sex couples at Google, and by drawing attention to the issue globally through various international campaigns, our doodle for the Sochi Olympics, support for the “It Gets Better” project, and sharing positive stories from the transgender community, like “the Story of Jacob and City Gym.”
IBM: “We are disappointed by the passage of HB2 in the North Carolina General Assembly because this measure will reduce, rather than expand, the scope of anti-discrimination protection in the state. IBM will continue to follow its global non-discrimination policies in the workplace, and believes that an inclusive and welcoming environment is the best way to attract talented individuals to our company.”
Lowe’s: “Lowe’s recognizes and values the rich diversity of our employees, the customers we serve and the communities where we do business each day. We welcome all people to our stores. Lowe’s opposes any measure in any state that would encourage or allow discrimination.”
Marriott: “Not only are we disappointed by the legislative process that provided no time to weigh in, we’re concerned that the bill substance relating to LGBT rights runs counter to our non-discrimination policies and will adversely impact the travel industry to North Carolina. Despite this legislation, our guests and associates – regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, or gender identity – will remain respected in our hotels.”
PayPal: “Inclusion is one of our core values and we are proud to champion LGBTQ equality in N. Carolina and around the world.”
Thanks for the comments everyone! And you’re welcome! 🙂
Stuff made in NC:
Not one dollar for companies that help pay for discrimination.
How about the Professional Truck drivers of America? I’m sure there are a LOT of FTM truckers out there who would LOVE to get in on this and who DELIVER to the Not Cool state!!
How about a sample letter?