Seventeen civil-rights organizations in Illinois are urging Gov. Bruce Rauner, in a letter sent to him, to sign legislation that would ban employment discrimination in all workplaces, according to an Equality Illinois press release.
The measureHouse Bill 4572, which passed the General Assembly with bipartisan support in May and is currently on the governor's deskwould make the Illinois Human Rights Act's workplace non-discrimination protections apply to all businesses in the state.
The signatories include the ACLU of Illinois, ADL, African-American Lesbian Professionals Having A Say ( ALPHAS ), Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Chicago, Association of Latinos/as Motivating Action ( ALMA ), CAIR-Chicago, Chicago National Organization for Women, Citizen Action/Illinois, Equality Illinois, Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, Illinois National Organization for Women, Latino Policy Forum, Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Planned Parenthood of Illinois, Pride Action Tank and Women Employed.
The full letter is at www.equalityillinois.us/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/HB4572_Civil_Rights_Groups_Letter_Rauner.pdf .