.. The repeal is out of step with the majority of Fortune 500 companies in the United States. Keep Fayetteville Fair is advocating against the repeal. The group believes everyone needs to earn a living and that employees should be judged on their qualifications and experience – nothing more, nothing less.
Keep Fayetteville Fair supporters believe no one should be fired from their job, denied housing, or kicked out of a restaurant simply because of their race, gender, religion or sexual orientation.
“Ninety percent of Fortune 500 companies have inclusive non-discrimination policies because they know it helps attract and retain the best talent,” Anne Shelley, spokesperson for Keep Fayetteville Fair said. “Companies across the United States, a great number of which operate here in Arkansas, including Walmart, have embraced anti-discrimination protections and have encountered no problems.”
Keep Fayetteville Fair believes a vote against the repeal will allow our city to uphold our values and faith, which teaches us we’re all God’s children and that everyone should be treated with respect. The supporters of Keep Fayetteville Fair believe all folks who work hard, pay their taxes, serve in our military, and contribute to our community deserve to be treated fairly under law, including our gay and transgender neighbors.
"It's simple: fairness is good for business,” Hannah Withers, founder of Block Street Business Association said. “We need to keep Fayetteville competitive. That's why business across the country from Walmart to Regions Bank have adopted similar policies. They recognize fairness is good for business."