Fifty Garden State activists just descended on the nation’s capital to lobby our Congressional delegation to pass the Employment Non Discrimination Act and provide LGBT folks with legal protection in the workplace. Presently it’s perfectly legal to fire someone for being gay in 29 states. It’s worse for transgendered Americans who are unprotected in 38 states. Passing ENDA would make it illegal to an employee based on his/her sexual orientation or gender identity.
There are thirteen members of the NJ House delegation and we’ll be lobbying all of them (+Lautenberg and Menendez) to vote for this bill. In a nutshell, the plan is to “run up the score” with pro-equality votes in places like New Jersey to provide all Americans with the same protections LGBTs have in our state.
Thankfully there is hope that several members of the Jersey GOP House members are considering an equality vote on ENDA, as well. We’ll be lobbying them all. Even Scott Garrett.
Today’s Jersey ENDA caravan was organized locally by Garden State Equality in conjunction with the National Center of Transgender Equality. You can help by calling your Congressman to tell him the ENDA vote is important to you. Do it tonight and fill their voicemail box with supportive sentiments. Better yet, do it TOMORROW while we’re making office visits. The capital switchboard awaits your call at 202-224-2131.
Cross-posted from Blue Jersey