San Francisco Proclaims It is Open to All®!
San Francisco became the first city to issue an official proclamation declaring it is an Open to All® city, pledging to welcome everyone regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, age, immigration status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, religion or disability. Mayor London Breed and Supervisor Rafael Mandelman announced their commitment to the values and vision of Open to All® and called on businesses across the city to sign the business pledge. Click here to read more.
As a nation, we decided long ago that when a business opens its doors to the public, it should be open to everyone on the same terms. But shockingly, many Americans still can’t be sure they will be treated equally when they seek goods or services from businesses in their local communities.
No one should have to worry about whether they will be denied service or face hostility as they go about their daily lives. Yet far too often, we hear stories of discrimination, such as people of color facing abuse and violence in a diner, a gay couple being kicked out of an Uber, Muslim women ordered to leave a café, or people with disabilities being harassed in a restaurant.
That’s why leading businesses, the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the NAACP-LDF and others across the country are joining together to oppose discrimination and declare that they are Open to All®. Join the nearly 4,000 members of the Open to All® coalition and make your voice heard. Because no one should be turned away from a business simply because of who they are.