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CHICAGO: Thirteen Arrested At ENDA Sit-In At Office Of Sen. Richard Durbin

This just in via press release:
As part of a broad strategy to gain a vote on ENDA this year, a group of thirteen Chicago activists have been arrested after a sit-in in Senator Richard J. Durbin’s office. The sit-in was initiated due to the Senator’s lack of response regarding a pledge (seen here) that a coalition of activist groups sent to the Senator for signature. The pledge affirms his commitment to a transgender-inclusive Employment Non-Discrimination Act, and forceful advocacy of the bill before the Media and Senate. The ‘form letter’ response received from the Senator via email did state his support for ENDA, but does not mention transgender protections as part of the bill he supports.
They note: "Chicago Harvey Milk Week of Action Coalition is comprised of LGBT Change, Join the Impact Chicago and the Gay Liberation Network."

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