Dr. Jillian T. Weiss

North Dakota's Conrad: Legislator of the Day

Filed By Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | September 14, 2009 10:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Marriage Equality, Politics, Politics
Tags: employment discrimination, Employment Non-Discrimination Act, North Dakota

North Conrad.jpgDakota is a key state in the fight for ENDA.

North Dakota's Senator Kent Conrad may be a supporter of ENDA, but his vote is unconfirmed.

Please call him today to ask for his support of S.1584.

Facts and contact info after the jump.

Senator Kent Conrad is a Democrat who previously voted for the hate crimes bill. According to Wikipedia, Conrad has a mixed record on gay rights. While he personally is opposed to gay marriage, he voted against a proposed constitutional ban on the matter and has supported bills that prevent discrimination based on sexual orientation.

Call him at 701-258-4648 to support S1584

Here's what's happening with the other members of North Dakota's delegation:

Senator Byron Dorgan
is a Democrat who has previously cosponsored a bill that inclusides the language of sexual orientation. Co-sponsorship suggests a higher level of support He also voted for the hate crimes bill. According to Wikipedia, As chairman of the Democratic Policy Committee, Dorgan is one of the most powerful Democrats in the Senate. He recently sent a letter to a constituent stating his support for ENDA. He's at 701-250-4618.

Representative Earl Pomeroy is a Blue Dog Democrat. However, he voted yes on the hate crimes bill and voted yes on ENDA in 2007. You can call him at 701-224-0355 to support HR 3017.

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