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Making a Case for Legislation to End Size Discrimination
NAAFA introduces a new fact sheet, Making a Case for Legislation to End Size Discrimination, a tool to be used by individuals working to find a legislator who will join the fight to end discrimination based on body size/physical appearance.
The "war on obesity" has gone global and become a war on fat people. Weight bias and discrimination are rampant. Studies indicate the need for legislation to make physical appearance protected under anti-discrimination laws and the majority of the public in the United States agree that they would support such legislation.
"The necessity for legislating social justice to embrace size diversity in our global society has become imminent. NOW is the time to enact legislation to include 'height and weight' or 'size' as a protected identity group in all antidiscrimination laws," stated Darliene Howell, Chair of NAAFA.
NAAFA's Making a Case for Legislation to End Size Discrimination is a great source for information that we can use when contacting our legislators to ask for their support in championing our cause. This great tool is available to view and print at: http://www.naafaonline.com/
Founded in 1969, NAAFA is a non-profit civil rights organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for fat people. NAAFA works to eliminate discrimination based on body size and provide fat people with the tools for self-empowerment through public education, advocacy, and member support.