Today, Republican Representative Frank LoBiondo (NJ-2) became a co-sponsor of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, a common-sense bill that would prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity in employment. HRC thanks Representative LoBiondo for his support of this critical legislation.
Across the country, Republicans and Democrats are realizing that equality in the workplace isn’t a partisan issue. At a moment when so much seems to divide the country, surely treating people fairly is something on which everyone can agree.
LoBiondo joins Republican Representatives Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-27), Richard Hanna (NY-22), Charlie Dent (PA-15), Jon Runyan (NJ-3), Chris Gibson (NY-19), Michael Grimm (NY-11), and Mike Coffman (CO-6) in co-sponsoring ENDA. Rep. Tom Reed (NY-23) has also publically announced his public support.
HRC is a lead partner in Americans for Workplace Opportunity, the bipartisan campaign to pass ENDA. We won an amazing victory for ENDA in the Senate, and now we've committed $1.3 million to the $2.3 million effort to pass it in the House, which is focusing on 30 congressional districts in 21 states, convincing key representatives to vote for equality in the workplace.
Thousands of constituents reached out to Rep. LoBiondo to tell him why the passage of ENDA is so important to them. Members of Congress across the country need to hear from their constituents too. Call on your Representative to support ENDA now.