Florida Businesses for a Competitive Workforce Coalition Letter to Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee

M E M O R A N D U M

DATE:     Friday, February 5, 2016

TO:          Interested Media

FROM:   Florida Businesses for a Competitive Workforce Coalition, Contact Courtney Heidelberg, 850.391.5040, courtney@on3pr.com

RE:          Coalition Letter to Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee

Top executives, and business and community leaders representing the Florida Businesses for a Competitive Workforce (FBCW) coalition signed and today delivered a letter to members of the Florida Senate Judiciary Committee.

The letter, on behalf of the FBCW coalition and comprised of nine Fortune 500 companies, 28 major employers and more than 400 local businesses, provides information on why SB 120 by Sen. Joe Abruzzo (D-Boynton Beach) and HB 45 by Rep. Holly Raschein (R-Key Largo) must be heard in committee.

Senator Abruzzo stated that “In order to remain economically competitive in a global marketplace, Florida must provide an environment that is welcoming to all. Overwhelmingly, our nation’s largest companies have endorsed the Competitive Workforce Act because it’s good for business and because it’s the right thing to do.”

SB 120 is scheduled to be heard on Monday, February 8 at 1:30 p.m. in Room 110, Senate Office Building.

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About Florida Businesses for a Competitive Workforce
The Florida Businesses for a Competitive Workforce Coalition is a 501c(4) whose mission is to support passing the Competitive Workforce Act, which would modernize state law to include anti-discrimination protection based on sexual orientation and gender identity or expression. The coalition believes that the Competitive Workforce Act will make Florida more competitive in the national and global marketplace in much the same way companies have benefitted from adopting anti-discrimination policies. For additional information, please go to www.FLCompetitiveWorkforce.com or visit the coalition on Twitter and Facebook.