MEDIA ADVISORY: Equality and Fairness for All Press Call (NATIONAL)



WHO: Equality and Fairness for All Americans Coalition (EQFFAA)

Angela Hughey, ONE Community and EQFAA co-founder

Michael Soto, Equality Arizona and EQFAA co-founder

Kendra R. Johnson, Executive Director, Equality North Carolina

Sara Burlingame, Executive Director, Wyoming Equality

Jeff Graham, Executive Director, Georgia Equality

Andrew Schneider, Executive Director, Fairness West Virginia 

Rev. Marian Edmonds-Allen, Executive Director, Parity

WHEN: January 12th, 2022 10AM AZ Time/12:00 PM EST Time

WHERE:        Zoom - Register Here

WHAT:              Media Call to Introduce the Equality and Fairness for All Coalition


The Equality and Fairness for All Americans Coalition (EQFFAA), led nationally by ONE Community and Equality Arizona, will launch on January 12th, 2022. The media call will provide an overview of the coalition, policies it supports, and its strategy for passing comprehensive federal protections for the LGBTQ community into law.  Additionally, there will be time for questions from the media and attendees.


The EQFFAA coalition, a bipartisan group of LGBTQ organizations, faith organizations, businesses, trade associations, civic leaders and everyday Americans, aims to pass federal civil rights protections for LGBTQ Americans, ending the partisan gridlock that has stalled the Equality Act and the Fairness for All Act.  Since 1974, civil rights protections for LGBTQ Americans have been introduced in Congress nearly every year without success, leaving millions of Americans vulnerable to harm.


The EQFFAA coalition believes there a once in a decade opportunity to pass landmark legislation within the next six months, in advance of the midterm elections, to bring federal civil rights non-discrimination protections to millions of Americans in employment, education, housing, credit, jury service, and public accommodations. This will bring immediate relief to millions of Americans who live in fear of discrimination and have no legal recourse.


The Equality and Fairness for All Americans Coalition supports:

  • Providing protections for all Americans in employment, education, housing, credit, jury service and public accommodations, including members of the LGBTQ and faith communities.
  • Banning conversion therapy, protecting millions of LGBTQ Americans, from harm. This universally damaging practice has been condemned by every major medical association and many religious leaders.
  • Reducing the minimum number of employees needed for federal civil rights protections from fifteen (15) to zero (0), which would drastically expand the number of Americans protected against employment discrimination based on race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, color, creed, national origin, and religion.
  • Allowing religious institutions to continue to receive federal dollars for social services and education.

The Equality and Fairness for all Americans Coalition believes in working collaboratively to gain bipartisan support for federal civil rights legislation that unites both the LGBTQ and faith communities around the core American values of freedom, fairness, and opportunity for all.  More information about the coalition including its diverse membership can be found here




For press inquiries and more information contact:

Sophie O’Keefe-Zelman

[email protected]


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