Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Act Now: Beginning to ENDA

In case you missed it, there's a big push now to get a vote on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. It's happening now, and you can help!

Last Thursday House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the House Education & Labor Committee is working hard to “have the strongest possible bill” and she believes a floor vote “will be soon.”

She added that she and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer have agreed that ENDA will come to the floor as soon as the House Education & Labor Committee is ready to report out the legislation.

LGBT advocates have been pushing Pelosi to bring ENDA to a House floor vote. Supporters of ENDA were also arrested in Pelosi’s offices in D.C. and San Francisco last month after they staged sit-in protests to draw more attention to the measure.

While federal ENDA wouldn't cover all North Carolina employees - which is why Equality NC's statewide employment non-discrimination work is so important - it would be a huge step forward.

To get more information and take action, go to the Equality Federation, United ENDA, HRC, and/or PFLAG.

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