- April 14, 2014
Post submitted by Meredith Demarco, New Jersey State Lead for Americans for Workplace Opportunity
On Thursday, the New Jersey field team for Americans for Workplace Opportunity met in Montclair to coordinate campaign efforts to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act in Congress this legislative session. Organizers gathered from Atlantic City, Cape May, Monmouth, Union and Essex Counties to discuss how supporters and constituents can help encourage their Congress members to co-sponsor ENDA legislation. New Jerseyans from all corners of the Garden State have expressed strong support for ENDA and many have already contacted their representatives’ offices asking them to co-sponsor the bill.Some Members of Congress from New Jersey have yet to support.
The U.S. Senate just passed the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) with a strong bipartisan vote this past November. This critical bill, which would provide federal protections against workplace discrimination for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender workers, is now pending in the U.S. House of Representatives. To learn more about HRC’s work to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act visit www.hrc.org/ENDA.
ENDA is supported by more than 67% of voters in New Jersey, including a solid majority of Republicans. As part of the Americans for Workplace Opportunity campaign, HRC organizers are currently on the ground in New Jersey to secure the necessary support of members of Congress to pass ENDA.