Congress is back in business today after the Easter recess, and action is starting on one of the major stated goals of our movement: the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which would finally stop overt job discrimination against LGBT people. A whip count is starting on ENDA today to ensure that we have the votes to pass the US House of Representatives. Call your Rep right now at 202-224-3121 to demand an inclusive ENDA with gender identity protections.
Remember what happened the last time a whip count proceeded on ENDA? It was September, 2007.
In the crunch - the official Whip count taken in contemplation of the bill - it became very clear that while we would retain a significant majority of Democrats, we would lose enough so that a bill that included transgender protection would lose if not amended, and that an anti-transgender amendment would pass.
--Guest post on ENDA from Congressman Barney Frank
September 28, 2007 5:45 PM
Quoting Kerry Eleveld of the Advocate: It's do-or-die time for ENDA. Here's some things you should know about the political process.