Apple and 60 Tech Companies Support the Houston Unites Coalition on a Key Human Rights Vote this Week
The Houston Unites Coalition is a broad coalition of groups and people working to defend the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO). The coalition noted that high-profile Fortune 500 companies have joined the overwhelming majority of local Houston business leaders in support of a Yes vote on Proposition 1 to protect Houston's Equal Rights Ordinance.
Apple, General Electric, Hewlett Packard, BASF and EMC Corporation joined a strong roster of nearly 60 businesses that have joined the coalition's campaign, including the Greater Houston Partnership, Dow Chemical, the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau. These businesses know that Houston needs an equal rights ordinance in order to attract and retain top talent—and send a message that the city is truly open for business to everyone.
In a recent statement, Apple urges Houstonians to vote Yes on Prop 1 to ensure everyone is treated fairly and equally under the law: "Apple is proud to be a part of Houston with four stores that employ over 500 people. Our stores and our company are open to everyone, regardless of where they come from, what they look like, how they worship or who they love. Apple supports Proposition 1 as it sends a clear message that Houston is focused on a future of inclusion, diversity and continued prosperity." For more on this, visit the Houston Unites Coalition website here.
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