Dr. Jillian T. Weiss

Legislators of the Day: Arkansas' Pryor, Snyder, and Lincoln

Filed By Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | August 13, 2009 9:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Politics, Politics
Tags: Arkansas, employment discrimination, Employment Non-Discrimination Act, ENDA, Pryor, Snyder

Arkansas is another key state in the fight for ENDA.

There are three votes in play here. Please call them today to ask for their support. Facts and contact info after the jump.

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Senator Mark Pryor, a Democrat, though fairly conservative on many issues, voted for the hate crimes bill. Please call him at 501-324-6336 to support S 1584.

Senator Blanche Lincoln, also a Democrat, has cosponsored a previous bill with sexual orientation and gender identity, and voted for the hate crimes bill. Please call her at 501-375-2993 to support S 1584.

Representative Vic Snyder, also a Democrat, voted yes on the hate crimes bill and on ENDA in 2007. According to Wikipedia, while in the Arkansas legislature, Snyder stepped into one of his earliest legislative controversies when he attempted to repeal the state's aged "Sodomy Laws". Ultimately, however, his efforts failed, and the sodomy laws stayed in effect until the state Supreme Court struck it down in Jegley v. Picado in March 2001. Please call him at 501-324-5941 to support HR 3017.

The other three Arkansas Representatives, Marion Berry, John Boozman, and Mike Ross, all voted against ENDA in 2007.

Representative Marion Berry (D - 01) 202-225-4076
Representative John Boozman (R - 03) 202-225-4301
Representative Mike Ross (D - 04) 202-225-3772


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just left messages for everyone! (a legal resident of arkansas)