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Group: Lobby Congress to pass ENDA

From Michael Rajner of Broward:

In just a few hours, Members of Congress will raise their right hand and swear to uphold the Constitution as they begin the new legislative session.

Let's make sure the first thing they hear about is the importance of an Employment Non-Discrimination Act that protects all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.
Out & Equal, along with the United ENDA coalition, is bringing forth this call to action.

In DC, make their phone ring!

Call the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and have them connect you to your Representative (based on your zip code). Tell them: "I am a constituent and I would like you to please tell Representative _______ that I strongly support the Employment Non-Discrimination Act that would ban discrimination against all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people."

Then, call back and leave messages with your two Senators too!

At home, set up a visit!

Request an in-person meeting for you and other community members with your two Senators and your Representative (or their staffs) in their home district offices. You can call the district offices to request these meetings but they often want you to fax a meeting request. To find contact info for district offices, go to www.senate.gov and www.house.gov.

Out & Equal has provided some talking points on ENDA, including links to additional toolkits with sample meeting request letters and resources:

http://outandequal.collectivex.com/uploads/files/x/000/013/6d1/Out-and-Equal_UnitedEnda.pdf  <https://dnbweb1.blackbaud.com/OPXREPHIL/Link.asp?link=311151>

Additional LGBT Workplace resources can be found on our website at: www.outandequal.org <https://dnbweb1.blackbaud.com/OPXREPHIL/Link.asp?link=311152>

Out & Equal(tm) Workplace Advocates is a national nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization headquartered in San Francisco, California. Out & Equal champions safe and equitable workplaces for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people. The organization advocates building and strengthening successful organizations that value all employees, customers, and communities. For more information visit www.outandequal.org


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