FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – June 16, 2015 – Northwest Arkansas Center for Equality (NWA Center for Equality) issued the following statement after the Fayetteville City Council approved a measure to send the city’s Uniform Civil Rights Protection Ordinance to voters in an election September 8th:
“For months people across Fayetteville have been listening to one another and working together on this local ordinance that gives every resident equal protection from discrimination. This is a balanced approach supported by the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce and local businesses and will have a positive economic impact on the city. It shows the world that Fayetteville is a welcoming community that embraces diversity and wants a promising future. We support the FOR Fayetteville campaign. During the next several months we will talk with neighbors about the Fayetteville we believe in and urge them to vote FOR Fayetteville September 8th.
We thank Aldermen Gray and Petty for moving this ordinance forward and are grateful for the support of Mayor Jordan and those aldermen who voted yes.”
About NWA Center for Equality
The NWA Center for Equality is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, which leads a grassroots support and advocacy movement working to achieve full equality for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community in Northwest Arkansas. More information is available at nwaequality.org.