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JOIN US! #WellnessWed Twitter Storm

LGBTQ FAMILY ECONOMIC SECURITY

Wednesday, June 29th at 2pm ET
w/ National LGBTQ Task Force, Family Equality Council, Family Values @ Work, & A Better Balance

 

 

SAMPLE TWEETS:

Sample Orlando/Gun Violence Tweets:

We can't talk about the #Orlando shooting w/o acknowledging how homophobia, transphobia, and racism played a central role. #WellnessWed 

The #LGBTQ community demands an end to gun violence. It's past time for gun safety measures. #WellnessWed #DisarmHate #OrlandoUnited 

We won't tolerate Islamophobia in our effort to honor the 49 lives lost in #Orlando and fight for gun policy reform. #WellnessWed

Sample Family Economic Security Tweets:

#LGBTQ workers face discriminatory workplace laws that make it harder for them to maintain economic security for their families. #WellnessWed

Lack of legal protection from discrimination means that #LGBTQ families can be denied housing & credit. #WellnessWed 

The combination of transphobia & persistent, structural racism is especially devastating to trans* people of color. #WellnessWed

#LGBTQ people of color, adults with kids, and the elderly are at a greater financial risk than the overall community. #WellnessWed 

Despite perception that #LGBTQ people are well-off, research shows that LGBTQ people disproportionately experience poverty. #WellnessWed

There is no single #LGBTQ experience, but our entire community can benefit from policies that boost family economic security! #WellnessWed

Trans* Americans are nearly four times more likely to have a household income under $10,000 than the general population. #WellnessWed

Black & Latina #LGBTQ women are more likely to be in poverty & raising children than White counterparts. We need #EqualPay! #WellnessWed

#Transgender parents need #paidsickdays so they don't have to choose between work & family when their children are sick! #WellnessWed  

Raising the minimum wage to $10.10 would reduce the poverty rate for same-sex couples by at least 25%! #RaiseTheWage #WellnessWed

How can Congress improve the lives of 8.5 million #LGBTQ adults? By passing #EqualityAct #PaidSickDays #PaidLeave &Gun Reform! #WellnessWed

#PaidLeave for #LGBTQ moms is a key part of attaining #LGBTQ #MomsEqualPay. It's #Pride2016 and it's #TimeForFAMILY! #WellnessWed 

We need #MoreThanMarriage! In 29 states, #LGBTQ folks can be legally married one day & fired the next. http://ampr.gs/1C2RVjN #WellnessWed

What's the impact of anti-LGBTQ discrimination? → Kids being raised by same-sex couples are twice as likely to live in poverty. #WellnessWed 

Together, we can end #LGBTQ discrimination in #FosterCare & #Adoption! http://bit.ly/28JCZtQ #WellnessWed

Discrimination across the lifespan and thinner support networks contribute to higher poverty rates among older #LGBTQ people. #WellnessWed 

To combat economic insecurity among #LGBTQ families, we need #paidsickdays, #paidleave, #equalpay, & #onefairwage! #WellnessWed 

Nearly half of #LGBTQ women under 50 are raising children and they need access to #paidleave & #paidsickdays! #WellnessWed

On top of discrimination, many #LGBTQ women face unequal pay and sexual harassment in the workplace. #WellnessWed #EqualPay 

A staggering 90% of #transgender workers report some form of harassment or mistreatment on the job. #WellnessWed #PrideMonth 

Some pregnant #LGBTQ workers need reasonable accommodations on the job–this shouldn't mean losing their job & health insurance! #WellnessWed

Need guidance on #FMLA? Check out @ABetterBalance's "What LGBT Families Should Know" resource here: http://bit.ly/20wPFNO #WellnessWed

#LGBTQ couples in the South are most likely to be raising children, with the highest % in Mississippi. #WellnessWed 

#LGBTQ women face greater barriers to high-quality healthcare. This can be dire for family economic security. #WellnessWed

Ridiculous: 37% of lesbian and bisexual women can't earn a single #paidsickday! #HFAnow #PaidSickDays #WellnessWed 

Over half of working moms – including #LGBTQ moms – can't earn a single paid sick day! We need a national #paidsickdays law! #WellnessWed

Many #LGBTQ workers in low-wage jobs lack predictable schedules and workplace protections, like #paidsickdays. #WellnessWed 

The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act will help #LGBTQ workers receive reasonable workplace accommodations when they're pregnant. #WellnessWed 

HUGE thank you to @lgbtmap @LGBTProgress @TransEquality @IWPResearch @WilliamsPolicy  for the critical #LGBTQ research they do! #WellnessWed

 


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