Breaking News. Fully inclusive ENDA legislation has been introduced the senate floor......

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    Aug 05, 2009 6:10 PM GMT
    From HRC, via email just a few seconds ago....

    Dear Erik,

    A fully-inclusive ENDA has just been introduced in the Senate!

    This is our best chance ever to provide workplace protections for all LGBT Americans.

    In 29 states, you can be fired solely because you're gay – and if you're transgender, that's 38 states. It's outrageous, and it's unacceptable.

    The good news is that we are closer than ever to moving the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) and providing workplace protections for our entire community.

    We have a President who supports a fully-inclusive ENDA. We have legislation in the House that already has more than 150 co-sponsors. And today, for the first time ever, we have a fully-inclusive bill in the Senate!

    We need your help to continue building support for ENDA on Capitol Hill. Send a message to your senators today – tell them to cosponsor ENDA!

    We all know how tough the economy is these days. People across the country are struggling to find and keep jobs, pay their kids' medical bills and put food on the table. For LGBT Americans, however, there's also the very real threat that they could lose their jobs simply because of who they are.

    Today, Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Susan Collins (R-ME) and Edward Kennedy (D-MA) have introduced a fully-inclusive version of ENDA in the Senate that could put an end to this bitter injustice.

    And there's more you can do to help.

    Last week, HRC launched a national, grassroots campaign called "No Excuses" to demand action from Congress on key issues of equality, including ENDA. Designed to take advantage of the congressional summer recess, when members are in their local offices and meeting with constituents, "No Excuses" gives you the perfect opportunity to meet directly with lawmakers and push for federal legislative change. Sign up to get involved in the "No Excuses" campaign.

    Thousands of hardworking lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans have lost their livelihoods simply because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. Right now, we have an opportunity, like never before, to make sure this kind of discrimination is no longer legal.

    Your senators need to know that even one more job lost to prejudice is too many. Please, write them now!


    Joe Solmonese

    My senators-Hagan and Burr-are on notice.

  • jlly_rnchr

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    Aug 05, 2009 11:31 PM GMT
    I love Susan Collins, she continues to surprise me. This better pass quick, it's a no-brainer.
  • Koaa2

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    Aug 06, 2009 5:12 AM GMT
    I love Susan to, can't figure out why she is a Republican though.
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    Aug 06, 2009 5:43 AM GMT
    Very cool. Let's hope it gets passed in the Congress very quickly... It's about damn time!
  • jlly_rnchr

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    Aug 07, 2009 1:44 AM GMT
    Koaa2 saidI love Susan to, can't figure out why she is a Republican though.

    Her and Olympia Snowe, they both need to pull a Specter. They're Republicans in name only.