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NCTE: Defaulting On Workplace Fairness

From a July 28, 2011 National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) email blast:

Thumbnail link to National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) email blast: 'Defaulting On Workplace Fairness'The debt ceiling gridlock has overshadowed economic priorities for transgender people like job creation and job discrimination. In a recession like this, Congress needs to create jobs and protect the people who have and need them.

As Congress breaks for August recess, will you meet with your representatives about passing the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA)?

Through coordinated action among transgender advocates and allies like you, we can enact employment protections that transgender people desperately need. Nine out of ten transgender people experience disrespect, discrimination or harassment on the job. This is wrong and ENDA can provide the fair and equal treatment in the workplace that everybody deserves.

Though a vote on ENDA is not likely this Congress, the work we all do now will set us up for victory when a vote is next on the table.

Schedule your appointment with your members of Congress between August 8th and September 5th, 2011, and visit our website for resources on a successful meeting.

You’ll be more confident about the meeting if you bring five of your friends with you. Show our strength in numbers and recruit five allies and advocates to join you.

Sincerely,

Mara Keisling
Executive Director, National Center for Transgender Equality

P.S., Tell us about your visit after you’re done.

Yup. Even though this is a nongood Congress for passing the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, the work towards full equality can’t stop. If we want this jobs legislation to pass in the next congress, then we need to lay the groundwork for that passage now.

And, this call to action isn’t just for trans people. This is for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans people.

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