TTPC Urges Swift Passage of ENDA
TTPC Welcomes New President, Urges Swift Passage of ENDA
This Tuesday, we will watch as history is made when Barack Obama of Illinois is inaugurated as the nation's 44th President of the United States. During the hard fought campaign, President-Elect Obama pledged his support for equal rights legislation, including a fully inclusive Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA).
We all need to work together to ensure that an ENDA emerges from Congress that bans discrimination against all Americans regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. We also need to make sure that Congress understands that we will not accept any non-discrimination legislation that does not cover all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans. If the contributions of all LGBT persons are valued in the workplace, then it reduces the risk of a person being forced to survive on the streets, making them more vulnerable to hate crimes or sexually transmitted diseases.
The Tennessee Transgender Political Coalition asks that you contact your members of Congress this week and tell them about the importance of an Employment Non-Discrimination Act that protects all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.
Your message can be short and simple: Let them know you are a constituent and that you support the fully inclusive Employment Non-Discrimination Act that would ban discrimination against all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.
Please contact both of Tennessee's Senators, Lamar Alexander (R) and Bob Corker (R),
and your Representative and tell them you want to them to support one ENDA that covers all Americans, and to reject any ENDA that leaves anyone behind:
Phil Roe, M.D.(R)
John Duncan, Jr. (R)
Zach Wamp (R)
Lincoln Davis (D)
Jim Cooper (D)
Bart Gordon (D)
Marsha Blackburn (R)
John Tanner (D)
Stephen Cohen (D)
We know how useful it would be to have a strong, national law prohibiting discrimination in the workplace. With your support, the Tennessee Transgender Political Coalition will keep making the case for equality for all people, but we all have to make the case for equality to members of Congress so they will enact the laws we need.