Now that Gov. Jan Brewer has ended the debate over SB 1062 with her decision to veto the measure, the Arizona Technology Council takes this time to thank all of its members who stepped forward to support us as we helped lead the effort to stop this measure that threatened the state’s economic recovery.
We’ve always known our diverse technology community is deeply interested in public policy. But when they recognized that at least one group — the LGBT community — could have been targets of discrimination if the bill became law, they quickly united to express their outrage. The Council already recognized the need to protect this group by including that goal in our 2014 Public Policy Agenda.
We also thank those legislators who had the courage to reverse their support for the bill after realizing the long-term harm it would cause. And we especially thank Gov. Brewer for taking action to stop the measure. Once again, she has demonstrated great leadership.
Now it is time to move forward. Join us as the Council continues work for a better future for Arizona!