About America Competes

The National Business Coalition for Nondiscrimination

Businesses large and small across the United States are coming together in favor of comprehensive protections for LGBT Americans – because they know it’s vital for attracting and retaining a talented workforce. Already, Freedom for All Americans is a founding partner in over a dozen state-based business coalitions representing over 3,500 companies in support of nondiscrimination laws.  Looking ahead to the challenges and opportunities facing our campaign to end anti-LGBT discrimination, we want to harness the power of a national business coalition to grow corporate and public support through an aligned vision incorporated by this coalition’s pledge of guiding principles, dedicated services and educational resources.

Our Objective

To build a national business coalition that will provide partners with guidance and resources around legislative analysis, campaign engagement, and public education at local, state and national levels to effectively advocate for inclusive equality for all LGBT Americans.

About Freedom for All Americans

Freedom for All Americans (FFAA) is the bipartisan campaign to secure full nondiscrimination protections for LGBT people nationwide. While LGBT people can now marry anywhere in the U.S., they can still be fired from their jobs, evicted from their homes, or denied services in 32 states. There are no federal protections that explicitly and comprehensively protect LGBT people from discrimination.

Formed in 2015 to drive the national strategy that will defend against anti-LGBT attacks and secure national nondiscrimination protections for LGBT people, FFAA is singularly focused on achieving its mission and not on building a perpetual institution, which allows us to map out a nationwide strategy guided purely by research and data, identify opportunities where there is the best chance of advancing the cause and minimize risks of losing ground, and filling gaps in capacity where other groups don’t have a presence. Once FFAA achieves its mission of ensuring nationwide nondiscrimination protections, it will declare victory and go out of business.