Tell your Senators: End workplace discrimination now
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Tell your Senators: End workplace discrimination now

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      Human Rights Campaign

For LGBT Americans, "equal opportunity" means little without strong federal protections against workplace discrimination. Right now in 29 states, there is no state law protecting a lesbian, gay or bisexual person from being fired just because of who they are – and the same is true in 34 states for transgender people.

We urgently need to update federal law so that LGBT people in every corner of the country don't have to be afraid to be open in the workplace.

Today, ENDA is being reintroduced in both the House and Senate by bipartisan groups of legislators. While hostile Republicans control the House of Representatives, there's a real change to make legislative progress on ENDA in the Senate. But your Senators need to hear from you. We need to tell them that the time has long-since come to adopt this common-sense, widely-popular legislation and ensure LGBT people have this most basic of protections under law.

Send a letter your Senators now. Your letter can help us build the momentum for ENDA in the Senate and get us another step closer to seeing this important bill finally become law!

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    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • 8 months ago

      Life on the planet is born of woman.

      • Today's women

      Born yesterday

      Dealing with tomorrow

      Not yet where we're going

      But not still where we were.

      • Women have been the truly active people in all cultures, without whom human society would long ago have perished, though our activity has most often been on the behalf of men and children.

      • I am a feminist because I feel endangered, psychically and physically, by this society and because I believe that the women's movement is saying that we have come to an edge of history when men - insofar as they are embodiments of the patriarchal idea - have become dangerous to children and other living things, themselves included.

      • The most notable fact our culture imprints on women is the sense of our limits. The most important thing one woman can do for another is to illuminate and expand her sense of actual possibilities.

      • But to be a female human being trying to fulfill traditional female functions in a traditional way is in direct conflict with the subversive function of the imagination.

      • Until we know the assumptions in which we are drenched, we cannot know ourselves.

      • When a woman tells the truth she is creating the possibility for more truth around her.

      • Lying is done with words and also with silence.

      • False history gets made all day, any day,

      the truth of the new is never on the news

      • If you are trying to transform a brutalized society into one where people can live in dignity and hope, you begin with the empowering of the most powerless. You build from the ground up.

      • There must be those among whom we can sit down and weep and still be counted as warriors.

      (Adrienne Rich)

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    • Jessica Shaw NRH, TX
      • 9 months ago

      This is important to me because I should be able to work anywhere without the fear of being fired for WHO I AM

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    • Amy Costello BEVERLY, NJ
      • 10 months ago

      this is UNACCEPTABLE that in 29 (TWENTY-NINE) out of 50 (FIFTY) states in the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA that it is legal to fire an employee based on their sexual orientation..simply put, WHO THEY LOVE AND WHO THEY ARE and in 34 (THIRTY FOUR) states it is legal to fire an employee based on their gender...simply put WHO THEY ARE. this is SUPPOSED TO BE THE UNITED STATES AMERICA, THE HOME OF THE FREE! however, if you really take a closer look, NOT EVERYONE IS FREE!

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    • ZILKA DAMIEN AIX-EN-PROVENCE, FRANCE
      • about 1 year ago

      YES I SIGN !!!

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    • Alison Green STERLING, VA, VA
      • about 1 year ago

      My sister got fired from her job at a chick-Fil-A aafter coming out to a co-worker. This has devastated both her and our family. I just want her to be happy again.

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