Open to All
is nationwide public engagement campaign to build understanding and discussion about the importance of protecting people from discrimination—and the bedrock principle that when businesses open their doors to the public, they should be Open to All.
Originally, the Movement Advancement Project launched the campaign launched to focus attention on the Masterpiece Cakeshop vs. Colorado Civil Rights Commission
case before the U.S. Supreme Court. While the Supreme Court’s decision in that case affirmed the importance of nondiscrimination laws, it did not end the discrimination that so many Americans still face every day based on race, ethnicity, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, religion and/or disability.
The Open to All campaign is supported by a wide array of more than 200 national and state organizations that advocate for racial justice, civil rights, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people, health and healthcare, inclusive faith, and much more.
The Open to All coalition includes a growing movement of businesses large and small across the United States. Together, these businesses are taking a public stand against discrimination while pledging to be Open to All.
As Americans go about their daily lives, from going to the gym
to hanging out with friends
, we shouldn’t have to worry about whether we will be welcome, or whether we will face hostility or even be denied service—like the couple recently kicked out of an Uber simply because they’re gay
, Muslim women who were ordered to leave a café
, people of color facing abuse and violence in a diner
, or people with disabilities being harassed in a restaurant