Local leaders in Lakeland support non-discrimination protections for LGBT Floridians

DTLAOur campaign received a couple key endorsements today as leaders in the Lakeland community today announced strong support for modernizing Florida’s anti-discrimination law to protect gay and transgender people from discrimination. The Lakeland Downtown Development Authority, representing property and business owners, and City Commissioner Don Selvage are backing an effort by the Florida Businesses for a Competitive Workforce coalition to promote passage of House Bill 33 and Senate Bill 156 – the Florida Competitive Workforce Act.

“Promoting laws that make our state and our communities a better place to run a business and to work is good for business and good for families,” said Commissioner Selvage. “I endorse the Florida Competitive Workforce Act, which will promote economic growth by attracting employers and talent to our state.” 

“While our mission is local, we are pleased to support the Florida Competitive Workforce Act,” said LDDA Executive Director Julie Townsend. “The statewide measure enhances the ability of our state and our city to create an environment that fosters economic development.”

We’re incredibly grateful to these local leaders for speaking out and standing with the majority of Floridians who agree protecting LGBT people from discrimination is good for families, good for business and good for Florida. Click here to urge your lawmakers to support the Florida Competitive Workforce Act.