Last year, the Administration's highest ranking gay official, Office of Personnel Management Director John Berry, indicated that ENDA was highest priority on the LGBT civil rights agenda.
"If we can get ENDA enacted and signed into law, it is only a matter of time before all the rest happens," he said. "It is the keystone that holds up the whole bunch, and so we need to focus our energies and attention there."Hearings were held last Fall in the House and in the Senate to demonstrate the need for the bill, and testimony was heard on the severe unemployment, underemployment and harassment experienced by LGBT workers. Witnesses testified to the scientific studies demonstrating this.
But nothing has happened. Click here to find out why and join us in swarming Speaker Pelosi's office.
Please call Speaker Nancy Pelosi at 202-225-4965. Ask that the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, HR 3017, move to a vote.
Please be polite, but firm.
If you can't get through there, try the number of her local office in California - (415) 556 4862
After you call, please tell us how the call went by clicking here. If you get a busy signal or hang up, let us know that too.
A single phone call, even if it gets unanswered, could make a difference, if many of us do this.
As a darned furriner, an Australian, I have no right to take direct action. But I can and will encourage readers in the US to take it.