ENDA VOTE: Call Your Senators NOW
November 7, 2013 by HRC staff
This is going to be big: the U.S. Senate is about to vote on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), which will provide basic protections against workplace discrimination to LGBT people.
But it's going to take at least 60 votes for the bill to pass, and we urgently need your help to make sure that we get every last one.
Can you call your senators right away to make sure they vote for this critical bill? The vote margin could be razor thin, so every call matters!
It's really easy. Click here, follow the step-by-step instructions, and we'll call you to patch you through to your senators' offices. We'll give you some simple talking points to help guide your conversation.
The whole thing will take you about three minutes. That's it!
We've been working towards this moment for nearly two decades. ENDA is crucial to keeping LGBT people secure in their jobs, and this is the first time in history that the bill could pass with protections based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
This may be the last chance we get this year to pass ENDA. If it fails, gay, lesbian, and bisexual people will still be at risk of being fired or denied employment in 29 states just because of who they are – 33 states for transgender people.
There's too much at stake to sit this one out. Each day that our country goes on without ENDA is another day that LGBT people are at risk of losing their jobs or being denied employment. Thank you for standing up for what's right.