Bilerico readers, you are amazing. Yesterday, I asked that you write letters to Congress in support of ENDA.
I had expected a few hundred, based on my past guesses at participation.
This time, using a site that tracks the number of letters sent, I could know for certain.
This morning, I looked to see how many letters had been sent.
I could not believe my eyes.
You sent over 1,000 letters to Congress. In one day. And they came from all over the country.
Bilerico readers, you are amazing! Thank you for the best birthday present ever. More data on these letters after the jump.
Look at this:
Where did all those letters come from? All over the USA. Of course, states with higher populations could be expected to send more, and mostly, the results follow each state's percentage of the US population.
The following states, however, sent twice as many letters as their percentage in the US:
Arizona, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington state, and West Virginia.
But Massachusetts and Virginia both sent in three times as many letters as their percentage in the US.
And the grand prize winner?
Montana, which sent in five times as many letters as their percentage population in the US.
Thank you to all of you who supported ENDA yesterday by lobbying Congress. This is the kind of effort that will get us over the top.