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NWRA Joins Trade Groups Urging Congress to Support Equality Act

The legislation would amend the federal law to protect against discrimination based on sexual orientation.

The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) joined 64 trade associations in a letter to Congressional leadership urging support for H.R. 5, the Equality Act. The legislation would amend the 1964 Civil Rights Act to affirm clear protections based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

“Our member companies recognize the value of equal opportunity because it enables them to attract and retain the most talented employees, serve their customers and communities better and it is the right thing to do. We urge Congress to pass the Equality Act so that all people can pursue the American Dream,” said NWRA President and CEO Darrell Smith in a statement.

A copy of the letter along with a list of signatories is available here.

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