ENDA…What You Can Do
(updated Friday, October 19, 2007 at 7pm EST)
TransOhio is a part of United ENDA, a coalition of over 300 organizations with a collective membership of over 2 million LGBT and allied people. Over the last 3 weeks, our groups have been urging Congress to oppose a sexual-orientation only ENDA (HR 3685).
Unfortuately, yesterday, HR 3685 (non-inclusive to gender identity) did go to vote in the Education and Labor Committee and was passed by a vote of 27 to 21.
But there’s hope! The Baldwin Amendment.
Rep. Tammy Baldwin will introduce The Baldwin Amendment next Wednesday, October 24th which will seek to add gender identity protections back into the bill. The lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community is one community and the community ONLY wants to move forward together with one unified bill.
What can you do? Call your representative!
It’ll take 60 seconds of your time and you can use the following:
Hello, my name is _____ and I live in your district. I am calling to ask the Representative to support the Baldwin amendment to the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. The Baldwin amendment adds gender identity protections back into ENDA and it is critically important to me that all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people are protected by this legislation. This amendment is the only way to fix this bill, and I only support passage of H.R. 3685 if the amendment passes. Thank you.
It’s THAT easy!
If you’re not sure which district you are in, visit http://eqfed.org/eqfed/leg-lookup/search.html
Dennis Kucinich (10th District)
Deborah Pryce (15th District)
Columbus (614) 469-5614
Washington DC: (202) 225-2015
Zach Space (18th District)
Washington DC ph: (202) 225-6265
fax: (202) 225-3394
Toll Free Number : 1-866-910-7577
Charles Wilson (6th District)
ph: (202) 225-5705
fx: (202) 225-5907
Toll Free Number: 1-888-706-1833