Tuesday, September 18, 2007




Working ENDA: Labor Speaks Out to Silence Discrimination

The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) is moving toward a vote in Congress! It is absolutely crucial for LGBT people to let key swing legislators know that we want the federal government to protect working people against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

The bill, which was first introduced in 1994 but has never gone to a vote of the full House of Representatives, was well received at a hearing held by the House Education and Labor Committee Sept. 5. It is expected to move to the floor for a vote by the end of the month.

Although ENDA has picked up support in recent years, we still need to persuade a few dozen swing legislators to do the right thing and vote for equality. Please add your voice at this vital moment! Go to www.unionvoice.org/campaign/pawenda to learn more. (If you’ve already taken action on ENDA, please pass this e-mail along to one other person – every voice counts!)

While current federal law protects working people from firing or penalization based on race, religion, national origin, gender and/or physical ability, there is no federal law to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender workers from being victimized in the workplace.

This means that in 31 states, it is legal to fire someone for being lesbian, gay, or bisexual; in 39 states, it is legal to fire someone because they are transgender.

Help Pride At Work change the national landscape with the passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. Tell Congress to enact this important piece of legislation, which would help put an end to discrimination against LGBT workers, which is still all to common in many American workplaces. An injury to one is an injury to all!

Tell me more by clicking the link at the top.

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* President George W. Bush
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