About America Competes

A National, Nonpartisan Business Coalition for Nondiscrimination

Businesses and business associations across the United States support comprehensive nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ Americans. These protections reflect the core business values of inclusion and opportunity for employees and their families. Nondiscrimination protections are vital to attract and retain a talented workforce, to maintain and grow economically competitive communities, and to harmonize business operations across states.

Our Model

America Competes is a business-driven national coalition, providing the business community with education, legislative analysis, coordinated communications, opportunities for public and private engagement, and connections to state and national nondiscrimination efforts so they can effectively advocate for equal opportunity for all LGBTQ Americans.

At the federal level

America Competes brings business leaders into conversation with lawmakers, on a bipartisan basis, about the importance of comprehensive, inclusive nondiscrimination for LGBTQ people. Business leaders are essential messengers for the clear economic and values-based arguments for full inclusion and equal opportunity for LGBTQ people to work hard, earn a living, and participate fully in their communities.

In states

Our coalition has helped stop discriminatory bills from becoming law in Texas, Indiana, Georgia, Missouri, Tennessee, South Dakota, and beyond. And together, we’ve secured passage of historic nondiscrimination protections in New Hampshire and Virginia; advanced comprehensive nondiscrimination legislation in states like Florida, Pennsylvania, and Ohio; defeated the country’s first exclusively anti-transgender municipal ballot measure in Anchorage, Alaska; and won the nation’s first statewide vote on transgender nondiscrimination protections by a landslide margin (68-32%) in Massachusetts.

In the courts

Our coalition tracks important efforts related to nondiscrimination in the courts, briefing business leaders and working with movement partners to elevate business voices on briefs to the Supreme Court. Our work has helped to bring hundreds of businesses into amicus briefs on employment nondiscrimination and beyond. 

About Centerline Liberties

Centerline Liberties, Inc. is focused on advancing policy solutions centered of defending core constitutional liberties, preserving a free market economy, and limiting the role of government in Americans’ everyday lives.