For decades, millions of American workers were denied equal protection where they worked because of their sexual orientation. Tammy Smith, Member of the Board of Directors of Out and Equal Workplace Advocates, discusses efforts to further workplace protection for LGBTQ employees. Of the current state of equal protection, Smith said, In 29 states in the United States, "you can be fired for simply being LGBT and being identified at work. There are no protections in (29) states."Brigadier General Tammy Smith is a career Army Officer currently assigned as Deputy Chief of Staff, United States Army Reserve. BG Smith is the first openly gay General/Flag Officer in the US military. Visit Out and Equal Workplace advocates on the web at www.OutandEqual.org.
The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation seeks to create positive change for youths in under-served communities, focusing on youth development and mentorship. To learn more, visit the Malcolm Jenkins Foundation on the web at www.theMalcolmJenkinsFoundation.org
The National Mall is America's front yard. Caroline Cunningham of the Trust for the National Mall discusses ongoing efforts to restore and preserve this national treasure. Visit the Trust for the National Mall on the web at www.NationalMall.org