TransOhio is calling on all transgender people to look for employment–this time, at your member of Congress’ office.
Apply for a job with your members of congress to show them that transgender people need jobs now!
With the rate of unemployment in the transgender community twice the national average, we need Congress to act now to pass the federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). We’ve included a sample cover letter (this opens as a Word document, courtesy the National Center for Transgender Equality) to send to your Congressional office that calls on your member of Congress to support your job search by supporting ENDA.
Personalize the cover letter as you see fit, print out a copy of your cover letter and resume, and visit the office for your representative that is closest to your home and hand them in.
You can find out who your representative is and where their offices are located at http://www.house.gov.
Take your letter to your Representative’s office to demonstrate the need for jobs for transgender and other LGBT people.
Hey, you never know and it never hurts to try, right!
If you are able to visit in-person, wear the best business clothes that you have. If you are not able to visit the office, fax or email your letter and resume.
Good Luck, and remember, keep your head up, walk tall and don’t let anybody ever tell you you can’t do something!
TransOhio Board of Directors