Tuesday, July 9, 2013

ENDA Mark-Up Tomorrow!

The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (S. 815) (ENDA) is being marked up and voted on in the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee tomorrow!Wednesday, July 10.

Please call or email your U.S. Senators today to urge them to cosponsor and vote for this important piece of workplace legislation, which was introduced in the Senate on April 25, 2013 by Sens. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Mark Kirk (R-IL).

Courtesy of PFAW.org
This bipartisan, bicameral bill prohibits discrimination in the workplace based on sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, and would give all Americans the same workplace protections. The bill includes business-friendly exemptions for small businesses, while many larger companies today are already implementing protections similar to or the same as ENDA.

Everyone in our families--whether, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or straight--should have the same opportunities to be interviewed, hired, employed, and promoted based exclusively on merit; this is what ENDA would deliver. The President agrees and has said, on the record, that he will sign ENDA into law.

Find out if your Senators are already cosponsors. Thank them if they are! If they haven’t yet signed on, invite them to cosponsor.

Regardless, urge them to vote for ENDA when presented for a vote, both as a HELP Committee member and later this year when the full Senate votes.

And to learn about all of the amazing work that PFLAG is doing in companies and corporations across the country, visit www.straightforequality.org/workplace.  

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