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FYI. NYC Council passes anti-discrimination bill!

Congratulations to the Campaign for Size Freedom for driving this historic legislation! We look forward to hearing more about this and other policy work being done by NAAFA at this year’s WSC, from NAAFA Board Chair Tigress Osborn.


Announcement by NAAFA:

We are delighted to announce that the New York City Council voted 44-5 to pass bill INT-0209, prohibiting discrimination on the basis of height and weight in housing, employment and public accommodation. This historic vote means New York City is set to become the biggest city in the world to protect people from size discrimination. The bill becomes law when Mayor Adams signs it or when 30 days have passed, whichever happens first. 

Thank YOU for your crucial support in this effort – we are so excited to celebrate this victory together!

If you’re in New York City, save the date for Sunday, June 4th for a celebration of this exciting news. Follow us on your favorite social media @naafaofficial for details coming soon. 

Our work doesn’t end when NYC’s law becomes official. NAAFA and our partners at the Campaign for Size Freedom are supporting similar legislation in Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, and Vermont. Want to help bring this momentum to your state? If you haven’t already done so, sign the Size Freedom petition to tell lawmakers across the country that you want to see them follow NYC’s lead!

While we coordinate efforts to pass more bills protecting fat people and people of all sizes from height and weight discrimination, we remain committed to all the other important education and advocacy work.. At NAAFA, we fight for fat rights, oppose discrimination in all forms, invest in intersectional fat community, and brazenly celebrate fat joy. Thank you for helping us create more reasons to celebrate!

In solidarity,

Tigress Osborn, NAAFA Board Chair