Don’t Ban Equality in North Carolina

We know that business leaders want to protect their employees’ ability to access reproductive health care and trans healthcare and protect the health of the North Carolina economy.

The “Don’t Ban Equality in North Carolina” letter is an opportunity for businesses to make clear to state legislators and to the public that abortion bans and anti-trans legislation will be harmful to North Carolina’s workforce and economy.

This letter and select names of companies that sign may be run in state based media in 2023 and 2024. Note that in any print material, larger brands will be prioritized.

The Don’t Ban Equality in North Carolina letter is reflective of the National Don’t Ban Equality statement, amended to include specific issues key to the state.

Don’t Ban Equality in North Carolina:

Dear State Legislator,

Equality in the workplace is one of the most important business issues of our time. Restricting access to comprehensive reproductive care, including abortion, threatens the health, independence, and economic stability of our workers and customers. As companies with workers, consumers, vendors, and assets in North Carolina, we urge you not to enact laws that further ban abortion or discriminate against LGBTQIA+ people in North Carolina.

The economic losses from existing abortion restrictions, including labor force impact and earnings, already cost state economies across the nation an estimated $105 billion annually. As we know from HB2, North Carolina is not immune to such losses. HB2 cost the state hundreds of millions of dollars and more than a thousand jobs before its repeal. We’re asking you not to put the business community, the economy, and North Carolina’s rating by CNBC as America’s top state for business in 2022 at risk.

Simply put, public policies that restrict reproductive health care and discriminate against LGBTQIA+ people go against our values and are bad for business and for North Carolina. It impairs our ability to build diverse and inclusive workforce pipelines, recruit top talent across states, and protect the well-being of all the people who keep our businesses thriving day in and out.

We have a common vision for North Carolina’s future as a state with prosperity for all and we stand against policies that hinder people’s health, independence, and ability to fully succeed in the workplace. We encourage each of you to weigh the costs of extreme, dangerous legislation to our economy, and we ask you to take action to stop any bill that further restricts reproductive health care or discriminates against LGBTQIA+ people.

These North Carolina Companies stand with Don’t Ban Equality

760 Craft Works
Aaryn West
Above and Beyond Pet Services
AC Events
AC Restaurants
Aesthetics Elite Skincare
Alaruna Accounting
Alley Twenty Six
Ambiente Modern Furniture
Anchor Perinatal Wellness
Appalachian A-Frame
Applied Waterproofing Company
Aptus Management
Arthur Brouthers Studio
Artpost at Happymess
Ashley Tric, MSW, LCSW
Babymoon Doula Services
Bar a Vins
Bayt Haddad
Beasley’s Chicken & Honey
Beaupre Corporation DBA Bubbly Paws
Becky Stamler, MA, LCMHC
Birds Bees and Babies
Black Girl’s Guide to Surviving Menopause
Blown Away Salon
Blue Point Yoga
Bold Batch Creamery
Boro Realty
Botanist and Barrel
Bowerbird Flowers and Apothecary
Bramble Rose Recording
Bruce Julian Clothier
Built On Hospitality
Bull City Legal Services
Burial Beer Co.
Carlisle & Linny Vintage Jewelry
Carolina Cares Inc.
Carpenter Development Group
Carrboro Plumbing, Inc.
Casey Collins Creative Inc.
Catalyst Mercantile
Center Studio Architecture
ChangeWell Psych
Charlotte Trans Health
Charlotte Wine & Food Weekend
City Center Gallery & Books
Cloister Honey
Commercial Furniture Interiors
Community Love Direct Primary Care
Compassionate Horseman
Cosmic Cilantro
Craft Tasting Room & Grolwer Shop
Create the Pause
Crown Point Kitchens
Daniel Fields Guitar
Daniel Turbert Photography
Davis Graphic Design
Death & Taxes
DECO Raleigh
Defiant Sauce Co
Details Wedding Planning
Elmo’s Diner, Inc
Em Dash Press
Empress Consulting
Etherial Films
Ethical Profit Agency
EverLou Coffee Co
Evolution Physical Therapy & Wellness
eXplicit Salon
Family Tree Doula
First Class Kennels
Flyleaf Books
Food Full Circle
Fortune Cat, LLC
FPC Raleigh
Free Range Brewing
Fullsteam Brewery
FunMachine Music Inc
Fuquay-Varina Family Law
Garden Party
Gens Bee a collective
Ghost Light Group
Gibson Girl Vintage
Ginger Lily Shoppe
Glee Kids
Golden Fig Books
Grail Moviehouse
Graywood Doula Services
Greene Counseling & Consulting
Greensboro Counseling & Consultation
Grow A Plant Shop
Happy Dirt
Harriet’s Hamburgers
Haywood Common
Hello, Sailor
Heron Events (DBA Total Production Services)
Hey Awesome Girl
Hi-Wire Brewing
High Branch Brewing Company
Hilliard Studio Method
Hillman Beer
Holly Savoy, PhD
Hong Kong Vintage
HunterRockhold, Inc.
IJ Christies
J.Crew Group
JDP Consulting
Jerry Sternberg Company
Julz’s Creations
Justine Can Do It, LLC
Kai Hill Metalsmithing
KaraMia Events
Killian Branding
Killjoy Cocktail
Kindred Restaurant
Kindred Studio
Kris Krueger Hypnosis
Law Offices of Cheryl David
Leyline Renewable Capital
Limoncito Goods
Lineberger Orthodontics
Little Caesars Charlotte
Little Muse Studios
Little Seed Counseling
Living Midtown Wilmington
Luna Rotisserie
Lush Cosmetics North America
Main Floor Market
Make Noise
Martin Sloane International
Melissa Designer Jewelry
Miel Design Studio
Milk Glass Pie
Mindful & Good
Mixed Pet Veterinary Hospital
Momentum Companies
Monster Tree Service
Moxie Mercantile
Munchie & Me Face Painting
Munjo Munjo
Mythic Massage
Nacho Industries
Neng Jrs
New North Carolina Project
Newman Carpenter
NoDa Yoga
Nourish Charlotte
Ocean Therapy Potions
October Forever
Overtop Media Digital Marketing
Pamela Groben Pottery
Papi Queso
Personally Checked & Balanced
PHE, Inc.
Pilot Brewing
Pink Pepper Goodies
Plant Joy
Points True North Consulting
Pole Body and Arts LLC
Ponysaurus Brewing Co.
Poole’s Diner
Poole’side Pies
Primo Partners
Profound Sass
Project Enough
Pulse Health & Wellness
R+M Agency
Rachel Sutherland Communications
Rainbow Room
Rally Entertainment
Rayburn Farms
RC Collman Birthwork
Redeye Worldwide
Resident Culture Brewing
Rock Paper Scissors Salon
Rocks + Acid Wine Shop
Rodarte’s Córner Media
Rootful Media
Rosie Valentine Photography
Rubies on Five Points
Ruby Deluxe
Rude Awakening Coffee House
Sadie Rapp Studios
Sagewood Florals
salty dog yoga
Salud LLC
Sarah Ralston, MD, PLLC
Scharff Law Firm
Scoop Local
Sea Salt and Sage
Seguno Software
Seventh Generation
Shital Patel PLLC
Silver Psychiatric Services, PC
SkyView on Hay
So & So Books
Soo Digital Media
Soul Gastrolounge
Sound Pure
Southern Repair Service
Spacehead Salon
Stauber Farm
Stride Health
Studio 212
Summit Coffee
Sun Counseling & Wellness
Sweet Goose Desserts
Synoptic Products
TavernTrove Inc.
TCG, Inc.
Team Triangle Realty
The Artisan’s Palate
The Batchhouse
The Beehive Salon
The Canitano Insurance Grouo
The CarolinaCon Group
The Cherry Peel, INC (dba Cup A Joe)
The Collective Good
The Cookery
The Coterie Wellness Studio
The Growth Place
The Haymaker
The Hillsborough Yarn Shop
The Pinhook
The Rickhouse
The Roasted Bookery
Thread Talk
Tip Top Daily Market
Torqata Data and Analytics
Triangle LCSW, PLLC
Trophy Brewing
Twine & Twig
Union Special
Unity Web Agency
VaderWolf LLC
Vaguely Reminiscent
Values2Action LLC
Videri Chocolate Factory
ViewPoint Counseling and Wellness
WA Mothership
Weaver Street Market
West End Entertainment
white and wood
White Clover Catering
Wild Hope farm
Wine aTOURities
Wine Authorities Durham
Wine Authorities Raleigh
Wine Knot Sky Bar & Cocktail Lounge
Yep Roc Records

Actions you can take:

If you are a business in North Carolina, please:

  • Read our public letter (above) to state legislators in defense of reproductive and trans healthcare

  • Then, please sign your company name here

  • Help raise awareness: Share the letter and form with any businesses and business leaders you may know in North Carolina.