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Help Send Someone To ENDA Lobby Day

The Bilerico Project and PFLAG are teaming up to send people who've been fired for being gay to an important ENDA Lobby Day in Washington DC on March 16th. Via Dr. Jillian T. Weiss at Bilerico:
It is particularly important to ENDA that people attend from the eight states in which Senators are on the fence. If you live in one of these states, you hold the fate of ENDA in your hands. If you are from one of these eight states, and you are a currently-unemployed LGBT person who is unemployed because of job discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity, the Bilerico Project would like to help you get there.
  • Alaska
  • Arkansas
  • Florida
  • Indiana
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota>
  • Ohio
  • West Virginia
This is too important to be limited to only middle or upper class people who can afford a ticket. Bilerico is excited to be partnering with PFLAG National to support PFLAG's policy work in order to bring people with stories of discrimination to Capitol Hill.
Hit the link for information on how to donate or for instructions on how to apply for compensation to attend. It's still legal to fire someone for being gay or transgender in 31 states. The trans-inclusive federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act can end all that this year. Today Rep. Barney Frank promised that ENDA will have a vote in the U.S. House this month. As longtime readers of this blog know, I consider ENDA to be the single most important bit of LGBT rights legislation we may likely ever see.

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