21 Mar 2010

Rep. Tammy Baldwin Says She Has Counted The Votes On ENDA, And There Are Enough

Crossposted from Bilerico.com After the sit-in at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office by GetEqual activists protesting inaction on ENDA, the Speaker’s press secretary said, according to The Advocate, as he had told me the previous week: “The Speaker believes passing ENDA is a top priority and hopes that we can

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23 Feb 2010

Get To DC on 3/16 to Lobby for ENDA: Scholarships Available

The long-stalled Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) is going to roll out shortly.  Exactly when, and with what changes are uncertain.  But it's coming, and Representative Frank has promised a vote by the end of March. If you value the need for job protections as I do, we must be prepared

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27 Nov 2009

Register For ENDA In Jeopardy: Emergency Conference Call Tues

I hope that everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. A nation-wide community conference call has been scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 1st, at noon EST to discuss actions we can take to push a vote on ENDA now. It will last one hour. All are welcome. Please register. I will be

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24 Nov 2009

Let’s Tell Chairman Miller To Move ENDA

Representative George Miller is the chair of the House Committee on Education and Labor. His Committee was supposed to markup the Employment Non-Discrimination Act last Wednesday and move it to the House floor for a vote. Instead, he has decided to hold ENDA in Committee to “tinker” with language that

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11 Nov 2009

Rumors of ENDA Slow-Down In The House

Reposted from Bilerico.com  Congressional offices are closed today for Veterans Day, so we can take a break from calling our Senators. As you know, we have been working on moving the Employment Non-Discrimination Act in the U.S. Senate, where the real fight is expected to take place. We are missing

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05 Nov 2009

Senate ENDA Hearing Liveblog This Morning

Tuesday night's loss in Maine for marriage equality was very disappointing, losing by about 5 percentage points, but the ENDA-like non-discrimination ordinance won in Kalamazoo by an amazing 30 percentage points. The Kalamazoo ordinance covers housing and public accommodations, in addition to the workplace, so its win indicates the high

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15 Oct 2009

Sen. Kay Hagan to Transgender People: I Will Have To “Carefully Consider” Your “Impacts”

Senator Kay Hagan has been sending out letters to constituents who inquire about ENDA, and they suggest she's not at this point in favor of a bill that includes “gender identity.” I'm feeling very 2007.   Here's what she said: “I would have voted for the employment non-discrimination measure passed

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15 Oct 2009

Sen. Kay Hagan to Transgenders: I Will Have To “Carefully Consider” Your “Impacts”

Senator Kay Hagan has been sending out letters to constituents who inquire about ENDA, and they suggest she's not at this point in favor of a bill that includes “gender identity.” I'm feeling very 2007.   Here's what she said: “I would have voted for the employment non-discrimination measure passed

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12 Oct 2009

The Day After: Where Are We On ENDA Now?

The National Equality March is over, and here we are waking up on a long holiday weekend.  Now what?  What next?   Our next step in our federal agenda should be focusing on ENDA in the Senate.  Of all our initiatives, that will affect the largest number of people in

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07 Aug 2009

Most ENDA Bang for your Buck: Indiana’s Lugar, Bayh, Buyer, Donnelly, Ellsworth, and Visclosky

crossposted from Bilerico.com Here's the biggest bang for your buck on the fight to win ENDA, America: Indiana. These are the Legislators of the Day. Call them today! After an extensive analysis of who's who and what's what on ENDA, I've organized the legislative priorities to win ENDA. Number one

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