Just over a year ago, Clark Lauritzen, then-Chairman of the Chamber Board, testified at the Nebraska State Capitol in favor of LB 586, a measure that would forbid firings because of someone’s sexual orientation and/or gender identity.
With the measure up for consideration again this year, we thought it appropriate to share Clark’s remarks and re-iterate why we support this measure so crucial to talent recruitment in our state.
Her 10 year anniversary with the Chamber – what has she learned? What mistakes have been made?
LB 586 prevents someone from being fired based on their sexual orientation or gender identity.
With all of the conversation about the haves and have nots, I am grateful for those organizations that are working to solve the problems. When the divide is so wide, it becomes hard to relate and be compassionate.
As we look toward the future and the next big things, ask yourself this question –
Continue to make your mark – right here. We’re in this together.
We know challenges lie ahead and we are ready to face them – head on.
If we’re going to tell the world We Don’t Coast, we at the Greater Omaha Chamber are required to lead by example. Allow me to share some tremendous news, another prime example of how we are A) not coasting and B) accomplishing more – together.
Call it a fabulous side benefit of what we do. In working with our members every day, encouraging connections that elevate your businesses and our community, we’ve compiled a mountain of powerful and inspiring stories; tremendous examples of the great things we’re accomplishing together and why we’re so passionate about our region.