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Senate to Vote on ENDA: Act Now

The Senate is poised to act on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), and a final vote could happen as early as this week!

We need your help to ensure senators support workplace equality for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people when they vote.

Americans from all walks of life share the basic value that no one—including LGBT people—should face discrimination in the workplace.

Today, there is no federal law explicitly barring workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. Moreover, 29 states lack explicit protections for gay, lesbian, or bisexual people from being fired just because of who they are. The same is true in 33 states for transgender people. That’s why it’s so important that the U.S. Senate votes to pass ENDA. This bill will provide nationwide employment protections for all LGBT people.

Will you add your voice to the fight by calling and letting your senators know you want their support for ENDA? It’s really simple, and it only takes a minute.

Here are easy steps:

  1. Learn where your senators stand on ENDA.
  2. If any of your senators are not yet supportive of ENDA, call them first to urge them to support ENDA. Your message can be as simple as this: “Hi, my name is __________, and I live in _________. I’m calling to urge Senator _________ to support the Employment Non-Discrimination Act because I believe that no one should face discrimination in the workplace.”
  3. If any of your senators are already supporters of ENDA, call to thank them. It’s important that they hear from constituents who agree with their position! Your message can be as simple as this: “Hi, my name is __________, and I live in _________. I’m calling to thank Senator _________ for supporting the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.”

Right now is the time for action! Will you add your voice to the fight?

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