Activists Stage Sit-In, Tell Pelosi: Move on ENDA

By Michelle Garcia,

A group of activists are staging a sit-in at the San Francisco and Washington, D.C. offices of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to get the Employment Non-Discrimination Act on the House floor for debate.

The protesters, behind the new lobbying effort, announced their plan for a sit-in through an email to supporters. GetEqual is part of an initiative taking place on Thursday to get people to contact Pelosi’s office, and urge her to place the ENDA onto the debate schedule.

The message said the group would not “leave until Speaker Pelosi commits to bring the Employment Non-Discrimination Act to the floor for a vote this month — or until they are arrested.”

The bill, introduced by Rep. Barney Frank in June 2009, currently has 198 co-sponsors, but is currently locked up in numerous committees.

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