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This weekend, in the Southern News, Rep Gene Wu, State Rep Hubert Vo, City Councilmember Richard Nguyen, Honorable Gordon Quan, Houston 80-20 Asian American Pac, and OCA Greater Houston announced their support for the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance, which protects Houston’s citizens and visitors from discrimination based on nearly 15 characteristics.
Last Saturday, Rep. Gene Wu held a town hall forum at the Chinese Community Center of Houston where he discussed the important of voting for HERO. Over 50 people attended the panel, which focused on discrimination targeted at those who do not speak English as a primary language. Anne Sung of Community Voices for Public Education, Manpreet Signh of The Sikh Coalition and former Councilmember Gordon Puan spoke on a panel.
HRC is proud to join the ACLU of Texas, Equality Texas and Texas Freedom Network as founding partners of the Houston Unites coalition and to work with leaders in the community to protect HERO with a “YES” vote on Houston Proposition 1 on November 3. Early voting begins on Monday.
As part of HRC's contribution to the Houston Unites campaign, HRC staff member Ryan Wilson has been on the ground in Houston for the past two months serving as the campaign's Director of Business Engagement. Ryan is working each day with business leaders and associations, major employers, and small business owners across Houston to secure public support for HERO. Companies and business leaders that are interested in joining the Houston Unites Business Coalition can e-mail Ryan or sign-up online here.
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