Thursday, November 19, 2009

ENDA Call-In Day for People of Faith

The House Education and Labor Committee is expected to vote on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act [ENDA] soon after the Thanksgiving recess. The next step will be a full floor vote in the House of Representatives. It is critical that your representative hears from people of faith about the importance of ensuring workplace equality for all Americans.

On Thursday, November 19th, dial the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121 and ask to be connected to your representative. [If you’re not sure who your representative is, simply give the operator your zip code and they will connect you.] You may speak to a staff member or you may be asked to leave a voicemail. Here is a suggested script...

"My name is _____ and I’m a proud resident of (your city, state). I am calling in support of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (H.R. 3017) to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people from job discrimination. I'm an Episcopalian [or Episcopal clergyperson] and my denomination officially supports ENDA. People should not have to fear losing their job simply because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. Please pass ENDA before the end of the year. Thank you for your time."

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