Scottsdale officials ask residents to sign anti-discrimination UNITY Pledge

The Scottsdale City Council unanimously approved the city’s signature on the UNITY Pledge last August. It’s a concerted effort by Arizona businesses and individuals to advance workplace equality and equal treatment in housing and hospitality for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) individuals and their allies.

Unity Pledge

Scottsdale’s mayor and city council are now asking residents, businesses and organizations to sign as well, and to work together to promote the UNITY Pledge among everyone in Scottsdale.

A letter encouraging support is being mailed to each of Scottsdale’s 88,000 utility customers over the next five weeks. The letter was signed by the mayor and all six city council members.

Those who want to sign the UNITY Pledge can visit ScottsdaleAZ.gov and search “Unity” or go directly to the UNITY Pledge website: www.OpenAZ.co.

The city also has several hundred UNITY Pledge window clings for local businesses, organizations and individuals to use to publicly show their support. Those will be provided free upon request at the front desk of Scottsdale City Hall, or by contacting the city’s diversity office at 480-312-2727.

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