Senator Mary Landrieu of Louisiana has signed on as the newest co-sponsor of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, S. 1584.
Just as it is important to ask for support, it is also important to say thank you.
It is particularly important to say thank you to those who, like Senator Landrieu, have shown that they have the courage to stand up for civil rights and workplace equality in areas of the country that are more conservative on many issues. She is now our 50th confirmed yes vote.
Please take the time to call and say thank you to Senator Landrieu for stepping up to the plate on civil rights.
Contact info and more after the jump.
It is particularly meaningful that Senator Landrieu has done so as a Senator for one of the most conservative areas of the country, as one of the most conservative Democrats in the U.S. Senate, and as the Chair of the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship.
Unlike other Senators who have raised specious questions about the effect of ENDA on business (are you listening, Senator Lugar?), Senator Landrieu seems to understand better than most that valuing diversity and eliminating prejudice is good for American business, as our experience with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 has clearly demonstrated.
Thank you, Senator Landrieu, for co-sponsoring the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, S1584.
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