In the last two weeks, 260 Fayetteville business owners have signed a pledge that reads, “[Business name] is an Equality Business. We do not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. We embrace diversity and inclusion. We respect all of our customers and employees no matter their identity or beliefs because this is our community. We are for Fayetteville. We support the passage of the Uniform Civil Rights Protection Ordinance on September 8, 2015.”
Once signed, the pledge cards are displayed on a wall in the For Fayetteville office. Many businesses also display a campaign logo sticker on their premises. The campaign expects to announce more pledges by the time of the press conference and will continue to work to build more support from the business community throughout the election.