Wednesday, May 02, 2007

No taxpayer funded job discrimination

A 'faith-based' component could be added to Head Start today. If you have not already done so, please visit the Americans United web site and send a message to your Representative that you want the bill passed, WITHOUT any amendments.

Religious Right conservatives in Congress want to roll back the civil rights protections in what is currently a bipartisan bill. If they succeed, any religious group that provides Head Start services would be allowed to discriminate -- with your tax dollars -- based on religious belief. They could fire someone who is not of their faith, or ask volunteers (even parent volunteers) to leave if they were not of the same faith.

A program that has worked just fine for more than 34 years could now be compromised if an amendment is attached, and all because of a few Religious Right fanatics.

Tell your representative that you don't want taxpayer funded employment discrimination.

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