Cummins & Eli Lilly: HJR-6 is bad for Indiana

LillyQuoteHoosiers from across the state are joining together to defeat HJR-6, the anti-freedom amendment that would amend Indiana’s constitution to permanently ban any and all protections for same-sex couples and their families. And two of Indiana’s largest employers are helping to lead the charge to  defend liberty for all Hoosier families!

Cummins and Eli Lilly & Co. – two founding coalition members of Freedom Indiana – are joining us in making a powerful case that HJR-6 is bad for families, bad for business and bad for Indiana.

Robert Smith, director of corporate responsibility for Eli Lilly and Company, says that defeating HJR-6 is crucial to fostering Indiana’s culture of innovation and inclusivity:

“The goals of Freedom Indiana are aligned with Lilly’s long-held position that HJR6 is bad for business and bad for our state. As a global biopharmaceutical company that must retain and attract the very best talent in the world, embedding this proposed amendment into Indiana’s constitution will produce difficult and unnecessary challenges. We’re happy to partner with Cummins and several other important organizations to address our common goal of keeping Indiana a welcoming state for everyone.”

Marya Rose, Chief Administrative Officer for Cummins, stated that her company’s support for this campaign is rooted in Cummins core value of diversity:

“Cummins has a long history of commitment to diversity and treating all people with dignity and respect. We feel strongly that this amendment, which is unnecessary given Indiana law today, will enshrine inequality into the Indiana Constitution and negatively impact the thousands of Cummins employees who live and work in Indiana as well as harm our efforts to retain and attract the best talent here. Diversity is a core company value at Cummins and we are pleased to join the other partners of Freedom Indiana to ensure that we treat all people in Indiana with dignity and respect.”

In the coming months, we look forward to standing shoulder-to-shoulder with Cummins, Eli Lilly & Co and thousands of supporters from across the state — Democrat and Republican, gay and straight, young and old — who are committed to defending the “Hoosier Hospitality” that defines who we are as a state.

CLICK HERE to sign the petition urging Indiana lawmakers to reject HJR-6.