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Weekly News Digest

February 6, 2018 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITIís Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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LGBT+ Advocates Aim to Influence Amazonís HQ2 Choice

Activists are calling on Amazon to reject some of the cities on its list of 20 finalists for a second headquarters due to unfriendly policies toward LGBT+ workers. A campaign is underway to discourage Amazon from choosing cities such as Atlanta, Dallas, Indianapolis, or Miami—whose states still permit employment, housing, and public accommodations discrimination.

According to CNNMoney, “As a part of a demonstration on [Feb. 1], a plane with a banner touting the campaign's name—‘No Gay? No Way!’—is flying near the company’s Seattle headquarters.” Other initiatives include digital ads in Seattle and the nine objectionable states, as well as a traveling billboard in Seattle saying, “Hey, Alexa? Why would Amazon even consider putting HQ2 in a state that discriminates against LGBT people?"

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