Seattle-area groups join effort to reverse Trump order to limit diversity and inclusion trainings

Seattle-area groups join effort to reverse Trump order to limit diversity and inclusion trainings

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Washington Nonprofits is another organization who has signed the letter. Executive Director Laura Pierce says what's most concerning about the executive order is its vague language. 

She worries its ambiguity may have a "chilling effect" on nonprofits and other organizations who provide diversity training.

"Many nonprofits receive federal funds to perform critical community services such as providing food, housing, and healthcare to vulnerable members of our community. These same organizations are committed to creating inclusive workplaces and serving community members equitably. Diversity training is one tool to improve equity and inclusion," Pierce said.

Pierce also is concerned that nonprofits may now fear they could lose federal funding. 

"We are letting concerned organizations know that this Executive Order may be unconstitutional and will be challenged in court," she said. 

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