Posted on April 9, 2010
From Joe Solmonese President of HRC.

Imagine getting fired. Not because you aren’t good at your job. Not because you show up late or slack off.

Imagine getting fired solely because you’re lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. In most states that is fully legal.

We are pushing for a vote on the bill that would end this injustice soon after Congress returns next week.

There’s not much time. You’ve helped us lay years of political groundwork for this bill; now we need your help to make sure the inclusive Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) has the votes and momentum it needs in the House.

Tell your U.S. representative to push hard to end this discrimination – without delay!

With health care finally off the agenda and the November elections looming, this is the right moment. But it won’t last forever – we need to do what we can to pass ENDA immediately!

And half-measures aren’t enough. We demand a fully inclusive bill that covers our whole community, with no additions, subtractions, or poison-pill amendments.

Rep. Barney Frank, the bill’s sponsor, said, “What people in our community need to do now is focus on lobbying members of the House so that we have the votes for it.”

HRC supporters have already sent more than 87,000 messages to Congress – and have submitted more than 1,600 letters to the editor across the country. But we need to do more.

Right now we are fewer than 20 cosponsors away from having the votes locked in to pass this historic legislation in the House. Tell your U.S. representative to put an end to workplace discrimination. Then pass this along to your friends and family.



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