Tell Congress to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act NOW!
Tomorrow, the House Education and Labor Committee will hold a hearing to discuss ENDA, the federal employment non-discrimination law that would ban discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans. It is past time for Congress to pass ENDA — please take action NOW to help us get the support we need. We must tell our Representatives and Senators how important these protections are to LGBT people.
To pass ENDA in Congress in 2009, we must speak up loud and clear! We must flood their offices with calls and emails!
Contact your Representative and Senators at (202) 224-3121 and ask them to take swift action to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. Do it today. They need to hear that this bill is our top priority.
Suggested voicemail message: My name is _____ and I am a proud resident of (your city/state). I am calling in support of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (H.R. 3017/S. 1584). ENDA protects lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people from job discrimination and it is critically important. Please take swift action to pass ENDA. I can be reached at _______ (provide your phone number). Thank you.
Or send an email to your Representative and Senators. Let them know that workplace discrimination is a real problem that affects real people. LGBT employees work just as hard and contribute just as much as other workers, and should not have to fear losing their job because of discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
If you haven’t contacted your Representative and your two Senators, please do it today. If you already have, please do it again. It is up to all who care about equality to pass this bill. ENDA’s time is right now.
P.S. You can watch the House Education and Labor Committee hearing on ENDA! To watch it live, visit the committee website and click “Live Webcast” on the top right-hand corner of the menu bar. The hearing is scheduled to start at 10 a.m. EST on Wednesday, September 23.