The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) is currently before
Congress and needs your support now!
If passed, ENDA would protect employees from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity*. Federal law already protects individuals on the bases of race, gender, religion, age, and disability, and we have to stand together to make sure sexual orientation and gender identity are added to the list!
To learn more about ENDA LOOK HERE.
To achieve this goal, we need YOUR help!
What can you do?
Take the time to contact your representative now. Tell them that you support a fully inclusive Employment Non-Discrimination Act that includes both sexual orientation and gender identity. Tell your representative to support H.R. 3017, and to oppose any efforts to weaken the bill.
Two easy ways to do this:
1) Call your Representative!
This is easy to do and only takes a moment. For example of what to say, LOOK HERE. Ask your representative if they support H.R. 3017. Tell them you support only a fully inclusive ENDA that protects all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Tell them you oppose any efforts to exclude gender identity protections.
2) Email your Representative!
This is also pretty easy. Use the sample letter HERE. There are several places where you will personalize the letter and you can also add your own experiences or words to the letter.
Who is MY Representative?
Find your representative HERE. You will need to enter your zip code + 4-digit extension. (Find your zip code or 4-digit extension HERE .)
Find your representative's contact information HERE or call (202) 224-3121.
Spread the Word!
Tell everyone you know to contact his or her representative!
Stand up! Make your voice heard!
Say no to exclusion! Spread the word!
*ENDA uses the phrase gender identity to cover both gender identity and expression. It defines gender identity as "the gender-related identity, appearance, or mannerisms or other gender-related characteristics of an individual, with or without regard to the individual's designated sex at birth."