Dr. Jillian T. Weiss

Today Is National Call-In Day for ENDA

Filed By Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | November 18, 2009 10:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Politics, Politics
Tags: employment discrimination, Employment Non-Discrimination Act, ENDA, National Call-In Day, United ENDA

United ENDA, a coalition of hundreds of LGBT groups across the nation, has designated today as National Call-In Day for ENDA. They are asking us to call our U.S. legislators today -- your Representative and your two Senators.

The idea is to show how much support there is out there for ENDA and LGBT rights. You should call regardless of whether your legislators are already supportive of the bill, or are undecided, or even if they are totally unsupportive. You should call even though you've called before. This isn't about them so much. It's more about us.

Many of us have been critical of the Administration and Congress. We are tired of being jerked around. Let's show them that we are not to be trifled with. United ENDA's pitch is after the jump.

From the United ENDA National Call-In Day website:

Today is our National Call-In Day for Equality--- these call-in days are a coordinated effort by scores of organizations to flood Capitol Hill offices with calls as we move closer to a House vote on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. Congressmembers tell us that what influences them most are calls and emails from people back home. Make a difference, call Capitol Hill now. And get your friends and family members to call too!

Call the U.S. Capitol switchboard: (202) 224-3121. Give your zip code and ask to be connected to your Representative.

Say: My name is _____ and a proud resident of (your city, state). I am calling in support of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (H.R. 3017), to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people from job discrimination. Please pass ENDA before the end of the year. I can be reached at _______ (give your phone number). Thank you.

Or, send an email by filling out the form to the right.

Let's burn up the phone lines to Congress, telling them ENDA is next, ENDA is NOW! Let Congress know how important ENDA is to LGBT people and all those who care about equality. Call today! Call now!

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Hi Jillian,

Do you have any comment on this?

(The Advocate story they refer to appears to be this one.)

Yes, as I said in a comment yesterday my ENDA Postponed post, which I will duplicate here for its brilliance and brevity: "Complete bullshine, if you ask me. I mean, what have they been doing since June? These objections were raised months ago, and they are specious. I could write a long, boring post proving the point, but it would be a complete waste of time, as what is done is done and ENDA has now effectively been put off until next year. We'll just have to wait for our leaders to get their butts in gear. They have our best interests at heart, even if they are not going about things in the best way from my point of view. But I don't think berating the surgeon is going to help the patient while he's on the table, even if there is a better way to do the operation."

I'm making my calls in a few minutes--who else is calling?

Jens Palsgaard | November 18, 2009 1:46 PM

I just made my call.

Done. Sending it out to our Facebook group too. ;)

I sent a shout out to a number of groups I'm affiliated with, along with those who were in irc.susans.org transgender support chat room after making my call. Few people knew about it beforehand. We may want to do this again, with some more advance notice.