Dr. Jillian T. Weiss

Click Here To Email 36 U.S. Representatives Unconfirmed on ENDA

Filed By Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | October 19, 2009 10:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Politics, Politics
Tags: employment discrimination, Employment Non-Discrimination Act, ENDA, HR3017

The House is poised to take a vote on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) soon. While the real fight is going to be in the Senate, it is worthwhile to pause for a moment and take note of where we are in the House. Crunch time is coming, and it won't work to call the day before the vote.

There are, according to my calculations, 212 likely yes votes in the House. That is 4 shy of the 216 needed to win a majority of votes. (Normally it's 218, but there are three vacant seats, California's District 10, Florida's District 19, and NY's District 23, and I don't believe these vacancies will be filled prior to the ENDA vote in the House. Feel free to correct me if you have better info.)

Two weeks ago, there was a vote to strip hate crimes from the Defense Authorization Act in the House. It lost, but I and many others took the opportunity to note which Representatives showed their true colors. For those legislators who voted to strip us out, and were previously unconfirmed on ENDA, I moved to the "probable no" column. We need to focus our limited time and energy (though I hope some will step forward on ENDA). That leaves 36 U.S. Representatives who are unconfirmed on ENDA. Their emails (and phone numbers) are after the jump. Please contact those near you and ask for their support on ENDA.

Both D.C. and local phone numbers are included below.

California
Dennis Cardoza (D-18) 202-225-6131 209-527-1914 (Click here for email)

Florida
Allen Boyd (D-02) 202-225-5235 850-785-0812 (Click here for email)
Mario Diaz-Balart (R-25) 202-225-2778 305-225-6866 (Click here for email)
Lincoln Diaz-Balart (R-21) 202-225-4211 305-470-8555 (Click here for email)

Georgia
Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (D-02) 202-225-3631 706-320-9477 (Click here for email)
David Scott (D-13) 202-225-2939 770-432-5405 (Click here for email)

Illinois
Dan Lipinski (D-03) 202-225-5701 312-886-0481 (Click here for email)
Debbie Halvorson (D-11) 202-225-3635 815-726-4998 (Click here for email)
Jerry F. Costello (D-12) 202-225-5661 618-397-8833 (Click here for email)

Indiana
Peter J. Visclosky (D-01) 202-225-2461 219-795-1844 (Click here for email)

Kentucky
Ben Chandler (D-06) 202-225-4706 859-219-1366 (Click here for email)

Louisiana
Joseph Cao (R-02) 202-225-6636 504-483-2325 (Click here for email)
Bill Cassidy (R-06) 202-225-3901 225-929-7711 202-225-7313 (Click here for email)

Maryland
C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-02) 202-225-3061 410-628-2701 (Click here for email)

Mississippi
Bennie Thompson (D-02) 202-225-5876 662-455-9003 (Click here for email)

Nevada
Dina Titus (D-03) 202-225-3252 702-387-4941 (Click here for email)

New York
John M. McHugh (R-23) 202-225-4611 315-697-2063 (Click here for email)
Dan Maffei (D-25) 202-225-3701 585-336-7291 (Click here for email)

North Dakota
Earl Pomeroy (D-ALL) 202-225-2611 701-235-9760 (Click here for email)

Oregon
Greg Walden (OR-02) 202-225-6730 541-624-2400 (Click here for email)

Pennsylvania
Kathy Dahlkemper (D-03) 202-225-5406 814-456-2038 (Click here for email)
Jason Altmire (D-04) 202-225-2565 724-226-1304 (Click here for email)
Jim Gerlach (R-06) 202-225-4315 610-376-7630 (Click here for email)
Paul E. Kanjorski (D-11) 202-225-6511 570-496-1011 (Click here for email)
John Murtha (D-12) 202-225-2065 724-349-3195 (Click here for email)
Charlie Dent (R-15) 202-225-6411 215-541-4106 (Click here for email)

South Carolina
John M. Spratt, Jr. (D-05) 202-225-5501 843-393-3998 202-225-0464 http://www.house.gov/spratt/email_john.shtml (Click here for email)

South Dakota
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (D-ALL) 202-225-2801 605-367-8371 (Click here for email)

Texas
Pete Olson (R-22) 202-225-5951 281-240-3700 (Click here for email)
Solomon P. Ortiz (D-27) 202-225-7742 361-883-5868 (Click here for email)
Henry Cuellar (D-28) 202-225-1640 956-725-0639 (Click here for email)
Gene Green (D-29) 202-225-1688 281-420-0502 (Click here for email)

Virginia
Tom Perriello (D-05) 202-225-4711 434-293-9631 (Click here for email)

Washington
Dave Reichert (R-08) 202-225-7761 206-275-3438 (Click here for email)

Wisconsin
David R. Obey (D-07) 202-225-3365 715-398-4426 (Click here for email)

West Virginia
Alan B. Mollohan (D-01) 202-225-4172 304-292-3019 (Click here for email)


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For the future, you can easily create a one-click kind of form that sends an e-mail to all of the representatives here: http://www.amplifyyourvoice.org/act/createalert

It probably takes about the same amount of time it took to make this blog and more people will probably do it. But still, great work!

Awesome link, thank you! Unfortunately, it's not going to work for US Congressmembers because most of them don't have public email addresses and only accept webmail from their sites. Also, the site only allows 6 targets at a time. But I'm going to file this in my awesome sites file and think about ways to use it in the future.

Surely by now there ought to be an iPhone app for that ... ?

Please support the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). Urge you colleagues to do the same. Liberty and Justice cannot be delayed until they are convenient.

Jack Smith
Seattle, WA

Chris in Los Angeles | October 19, 2009 12:06 PM

FYI -- McHugh is NY-23 resignd to become Sec'y of the Army, hopefully he'll be the one addressing DADT, though it useful to note he is a Repub and did not for teh Matthew Shepard bill this year.

I believe he also voted against ENDA in the last congress.

Thanks for the tip. I've updated the spreadsheet

Thanks for your tireless work on this, Jillian! I truly think this is going to help put ENDA over the edge and help us finally get some action!

Linda Jordan | October 20, 2009 8:33 AM

Jillian, great work as usaual and even know it to some time I emailed each one. I wish you just had a blank sheet to all of them. But oh well, yes by North Carolina voice shall be here on this bill.

Thanks
Linda