Dr. Jillian T. Weiss

Please Call and Thank Senator Mary Landrieu, ENDA's Newest Co-sponsor

Filed By Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | October 16, 2009 10:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Politics, Politics
Tags: employment discrimination, Employment Non-Discrimination Act, ENDA, Landrieu, Louisiana, S1584

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.

Senator Landrieu:
DC Phone 202-224-5824
Baton Rouge 225-389-0395
Shreveport 318-676-3085
Lake Charles 337-436-6650
New Orleans 504-589-2427
(Click here for email)

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Just got off the phone with the Senators office. Thanked for for co-sponsoring S-1584!!

Yea! Kep up the pressure!!

Brynn Craffey Brynn Craffey | October 16, 2009 9:39 PM

Jillian, do you realize that Landrieu, a notorious member the Blue Dog Caucus, is one of the key Democratic senators threatening to derail health care reform? She is one of the staunchest opponents of the public option, without which no real health care reform is possible.

As much as I support LGBT rights, health care is on the agenda now. It will come to a vote any day. THAT's the issue I would pressure Landrieu about, were, I inclined to call her.

Renee Thomas | October 24, 2009 10:59 AM

This just sent to Senator Landrieu:

Dear Senator Landrieu,

While I do not live in your state and thus are unable to offer my continued and enthusiastic political support, This grateful democrat wanted to say Thank You! Your support and co-sponsorship of an Inclusive ENDA is so important to the dream of full civil rights for all American citizens. Regardless of whatever letter describes one's place in the LGBT constellation, we are all talented and productive American Citizens first and we deserve the right and the opportunity to apply our talents free of discrimination in hiring, promotion and public accommodation.

Thank you again for your support and for your unambiguous and unapologetic affirmation of the core civil rights argument upon which the construction of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2009 is based. Please urge Senator Reid to act quickly and decisively to facilitate Senate hearings and bring this important matter to a vote. Approval of a fully inclusive ENDA, and it's signing into law is so important for so many Americans, particularly at these very troubled economic times.


Renee Thomas