Last week, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) was introduced in the House of Representatives by Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) as H.B. 2981. You can read the full text of the bill here: http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c111:H.R.2981:.
This historic bill has bipartisan support in the House, but we need your support to make it a reality. Please take action NOW to contact your representatives and urge them to support this crucial piece of legislation that protects all workers.
In D.C., make their phone ring!
Call the Capitol Switchboard at 202.224.3121 and have them connect you to your representative (based on your zip code). Tell your Representative:
I am a constituent and I would like you to please tell Representative _______ that I strongly support the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which would ban employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity and expression.
Set up a visit!
Request an in-person meeting for you and other community members with your representative (or their staffs) in their home district offices. You can call the district offices to request these meetings but they often want you to fax a meeting request. To find contact info for district offices, go to http://www.house.gov/.
Sample meeting request letters, and other talking points and resources for your meetings, are available in the following toolkits (pdf):
- The Task Force ENDA Grassroots Toolkit
- National Center for Transgender Equality’s Making Your Voice Heard
- PFLAG’s Bringing the Message Home
Let us know!
Let us know how your correspondence went. Go to http://www.unitedenda.org/ and fill out the Lobby Report Form to tell us whether your representative expressed support.