Arizona School Boards Association supports equality for all Arizonans
Signs ONE Community’s UNITY Pledge in support of equal treatment in employment, housing and public accommodations
(Phoenix, AZ) – The Arizona School Boards Association (ASBA) signed the UNITY Pledge in support of full inclusion and equality in employment, housing, and public accommodations for all Arizonans, including gay and transgender people. The Arizona School Board Association, a private, non-partisan, nonprofit organization, joins over 2,800 businesses and organizations including GoDaddy, Yelp, American Airlines, the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Professional Firefighters of Arizona, PetSmart, and Coca-Cola in supporting a fully inclusive Arizona. Currently, only five Arizona cities have ordinances that ban discrimination; however, Arizona has no statewide laws that protect people from being fired based on their sexual orientation or gender identity or discriminated against in housing and public accommodations.
"The Arizona School Boards Association is proud to sign the UNITY Pledge,” said Linda Lyon, president of the ASBA Board of Directors. “Signing the pledge is an extension of our core values and commitment to creating positive educational environments for all students, teachers and staff.”
“We thank the Arizona School Boards Association for signing the pledge in support of equal treatment for all Arizonans,” said ONE Community President and Co-Founder, Angela Hughey. “We hope ASBA’s example will encourage the creation of inclusive environments in all Arizona schools so all students have a chance to succeed without barriers,” she added.
Created by ONE Community, a member-based coalition of socially responsible businesses, organizations and individuals who support diversity, inclusion and equality for all Arizonans, the UNITY Pledge is a public declaration to support and advance workplace equality and non-discrimination policies in housing and public accommodations for gay and transgender people and their allies in Arizona.
About Arizona School Boards Association
The Arizona School Boards Association is a private, non-profit, non-partisan organization that provides training, leadership and essential services to public school governing boards statewide. More than 240 governing boards, representing nearly 1 million Arizona students, are members of ASBA.
About ONE Community
Since our inception in 2008, ONE Community has evolved into member-based coalition of socially responsible businesses, organizations and individuals who support diversity, inclusion and equality for all Arizonans. We are committed to reshaping Arizona’s image through educating, empowering and connecting our diverse LGBTQ and allied communities on the benefits of inclusion and its direct impact on attracting and retaining top talent and businesses—and thereby, ensuring our state’s economic sustainability.
About ONE Community Foundation
The ONE Community Foundation is committed to diversity, inclusion and equality for all Arizonans. We are committed to reshaping Arizona’s image through educating, empowering and connecting our diverse LGBTQ and allied communities on the benefits of respecting, protecting, and celebrating all who live in our great state.