Now it's time for the NCAA, which is headquartered in Indianapolis, to move its business elsewhere as well—to show Indiana legislators that this kind of bigotry had a cost, and to send a signal to other states that might consider following in Indiana's footsteps. Will you join MoveOn member Brett Hoover in calling on the NCAA president to move its corporate offices elsewhere? Dear MoveOn member, I'm Brett Hoover, a MoveOn member in Indianapolis, Indiana, and I started a petition to Mark Emmert, President, NCAA, which says:
Now that the Indiana governor has signed into law the right for businesses to freely discriminate under the guise of religious freedom, the NCAA should relocate its national headquarters. That move would be consistent with the organization's sanctioning of both South Carolina and Mississippi for state-sponsored bigotry. Sign Brett's petition
The NCAA is the governing body of the vast majority of college athletics. To have corporate offices in a state with the freedom to discriminate against visitors, particularly the gay community, the NCAA would be condoning the actions of the state's legislature and governor. If it convened meetings in Indianapolis, it would subject its guests to sanctioned bigotry.
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2. "$4 Billion Corp. To Indiana: We Warned You About RFRA, Now We're 'Forced To Dramatically Reduce Our Investment,;" The New Civil Rights Movement, March 26, 2015
3. "Gen Con threatens to move convention if Gov. Mike Pence signs religious freedom bill," The Indianapolis Star, March 26, 2015