United ENDA, a coalition of hundreds of LGBT groups across the nation, has designated today as National Call-In Day for ENDA. They are asking us to call our U.S. legislators today -- your Representative and your two Senators.
The idea is to show how much support there is out there for ENDA and LGBT rights. You should call regardless of whether your legislators are already supportive of the bill, or are undecided, or even if they are totally unsupportive. You should call even though you've called before. This isn't about them so much. It's more about us.
Many of us have been critical of the Administration and Congress. We are tired of being jerked around. Let's show them that we are not to be trifled with. United ENDA's pitch is after the jump.
From the United ENDA National Call-In Day website:
Today is our National Call-In Day for Equality--- these call-in days are a coordinated effort by scores of organizations to flood Capitol Hill offices with calls as we move closer to a House vote on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. Congressmembers tell us that what influences them most are calls and emails from people back home. Make a difference, call Capitol Hill now. And get your friends and family members to call too!
Call the U.S. Capitol switchboard: (202) 224-3121. Give your zip code and ask to be connected to your Representative.
Say: My name is _____ and a proud resident of (your city, state). I am calling in support of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (H.R. 3017), to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people from job discrimination. Please pass ENDA before the end of the year. I can be reached at _______ (give your phone number). Thank you.
Or, send an email by filling out the form to the right.
Let's burn up the phone lines to Congress, telling them ENDA is next, ENDA is NOW! Let Congress know how important ENDA is to LGBT people and all those who care about equality. Call today! Call now!