06 Aug 2009

S1584, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act – What’s The Math?

cross-posted from Bilerico.com  Yesterday, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, S 1584, was introduced into the U.S. Senate by Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley, along with three other co-sponsors, two of them Republicans. It has been widely noted in press releases that it's the first time ENDA has been introduced in the Senate,

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04 Aug 2009

Bart Stupak: Legislator of the Day

Today's LEGISLATOR OF THE DAY * * * drum roll * * * Bart Stupak (MI-D-01) Rep. Stupak is in a very conservative District, which he wrested from the Republicans in 1992.  He is one of several pro-life Democrats, but he voted yes on hate crimes bills in 07 and

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03 Aug 2009

Greg Walden: Legislator of the Day

Today's LEGISLATOR OF THE DAY * * * drum roll * * * Greg Walden (OR-R-02) According to Wikipedia, Rep. Walden, a Republican, has been reelected with wide margins five times. His district contains some liberal-leaning communities such as Ashland, though most of the district leans Republican. Walden is a

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31 Jul 2009

Legislator of the Day: Dutch Ruppersberger

Today's LEGISLATOR OF THE DAY * * * drum roll * * * C. A. “Dutch” Ruppersberger (MD-D-02)      Rep. Ruppersberger is from a heavily Democratic district, and has run substantially without opposition.  Lucky him!  But he abstained on hate crimes bills in 07 and 09, though he voted yes

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30 Jul 2009

Legislator of the Day: Rodney Frelinghuysen

Today's LEGISLATOR OF THE DAY * * * drum roll * * * Rodney Frelinghuysen (NJ-R-11)           Rep. Frelinghuysen is a member of the moderate Republican organization Main Street Partnership. He is pro-choice, voted yes on hate crimes bills in 07 or 09 and voted yes on ENDA in 2007. 

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29 Jul 2009

Legislator of the Day: Frank Kratovil

For Weds 7/29 Today's LEGISLATOR OF THE DAY * * * drum roll * * * Frank M. Kratovil, Jr. (MD-D-01)         Tel: 443-262-9136   Email: http://bit.ly/166O8z zip 21617 He was elected as a Democrat in 2008 in a previously long-term Republican district by a narrow margin. He's a member

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28 Jul 2009

U.S. Legislator of the Day: Pat Tiberi

Today's LEGISLATOR OF THE DAY    * * * drum roll * * *   Pat Tiberi (OH-R-12) (pronounced “tea-berry”)  While he's quite conservative on most issues, he's a fair-minded Republican when it comes to job discrimination, and he voted yes on ENDA in 2007. Ask him to support it

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27 Jul 2009

U.S. Legislator of the Day: Rick Boucher

Today's LEGISLATOR OF THE DAY * * * drum roll * * * Rick Boucher of Virginia (VA-D-09) Email: http://bit.ly/3kc4Mf zip 24210 Tel: 276-628-1145 According to Wikipedia, Rep. Boucher is a very popular legislator serving his 14th term since 1982. He ran unopposed in 2008. Congress.org says he's the 10th

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24 Jul 2009

U.S. Legislator of the Day: Frank LoBiondo

Yesterday's Legislator of the Day, Rep. David Dreier, received “hundreds of calls” requesting support of ENDA, according to a staffer. This response shows how sore is the crying need for job equality legislation. We extend a hand to Rep. Dreier's staffers who gamely took these calls amongst the many pressing

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23 Jul 2009

U.S. Legislator of the Day: David Dreier

Today's LEGISLATOR OF THE DAY * * * drum roll * * * Rep. David Dreier of California. Rep. Dreier, a Republican, voted for ENDA in 07. According to Wikipedia, there has been some controversy about his sexual orientation, particularly since he opposed the hate crimes bill. Nonetheless he seems

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