On Tuesday, March 16, there will be a lobby day specifically for ENDA in Washington, D.C.. LGBT people and allies from around the country who support ENDA will be there. I will be there. Will you?
It is particularly important to ENDA that people attend from the eight states in which Senators are on the fence. If you live in one of these states, you hold the fate of ENDA in your hands. If you are from one of these eight states, and you are a currently-unemployed LGBT person who is unemployed because of job discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity, the Bilerico Project would like to help you get there.
- North Carolina
- North Dakota>
- West Virginia
This is too important to be limited to only middle or upper class people who can afford a ticket. Bilerico is excited to be partnering with PFLAG National to support PFLAG's policy work in order to bring people with stories of discrimination to Capitol Hill.
If you would like to donate to help this effort, we would welcome your assistance. More info after the jump.
You can register here for the lobby day and conference. If you are unemployed because of sexual orientation or gender identity discrimination, and you are from one of these crucial states, send an email to me at firstname.lastname@example.org describing your situation and how your presence in DC for the lobby day would make a difference for your US Senator.
I cannot guarantee that we will be able to accommodate you, but I will make every effort to accommodate all those whose presence would make a difference. Please be as specific as possible in your email about how your presence would make a difference. Include your name, email address and telephone number. The subject line should read "DC LOBBY DAY ASSISTANCE REQUEST." The deadline is tomorrow, March 5, 2010 at midnight Pacific.
To make a donation to this effort please make your checks payable to PFLAG National with a memo line that reads for PFLAG's policy work. Checks may be mailed to 1828 L St., NW, Suite 660, Washington, DC 20036. You can also donate online but be sure to mark it in honor of PFLAG's "policy work" (in the "Honoree/Memorial" section under first or last name) so we know where to apply the funds.
There is no deadline for this, but we will need to have the funds in hand shortly in order to use it for the ENDA DC lobby day. Please also send me an email to let me know that you have done so at email@example.com so that we can keep apprised of progress.