Post submitted by Andrew Davison, In-District Organizer, Americans for Workplace Opportunity
Over the past few months, the New Jersey field team for Americans for Workplace Opportunity ran many volunteer phone banks. Volunteers from the area came and gave their time, calling other supporters in North Jersey, asking them to join the campaign and call their Congressman. Volunteers came from all over Essex and Morris County to participate and convince their Congressman to Co-Sponsor the Employment Non-Discrimination Act in Congress. Above, Kathleen and Michelle learn their scripts and get ready to make their first calls.
The U.S. Senate 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.