- September 25, 2013
Post submitted by Jane Slusser, Pennsylvania State Lead for Americans for Workplace Opportunity
The Pennsylvania team with Americans for Workplace Opportunity has had a great first week of organizing in the Keystone state. Over 80 leaders and volunteers from across the state got together at community meetings in Pittsburgh, Bethlehem, Philadelphia, and Harrisburg, where they planned upcoming events and committed to actions to help let Senator Toomey see the wide support for passing the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.
Not even a full week into our actions, our volunteers have helped to collect hundreds of postcards from ENDA supporters, dozens of handwritten letters to Senator Toomey, and passed the phone over to nearly a hundred callers—all of whom are making the clear case for the broad support ENDA has throughout the state. If we could accomplish that much in our first week, imagine where we’re headed. Our volunteers are having a great time connecting with new people in their community, whether they are veteran activists or first-time volunteers. To help make ENDA a reality, come out to an event this week.
Sign up for an upcoming Community Meeting in places like State College, Wilkes-Barre, Reading, Doylestown, Plymouth Meeting, and more.
If you missed a kickoff meeting in your area last week, this week would be a great time to come on down to our Weekly Volunteer Nights, where volunteers will take action in places like Bethlehem, Harrisburg, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, with many more to come.
Finally, don’t miss our October 3 Call-In/Lobbying Day of Action & October 12th National Coming Out Day of Action, voices from across the state will join together to show Senator Toomey the wide support we have here in the Keystone State.