Human Rights Campaign: Victory this month depends on you

Victory this month depends on you 
We’ve got two weeks until an ENDA vote.
 
The radical right is just getting warmed up.
 
Write to Congress before the House votes.
 
 
Video: Michael’s story of workplace discrimination.
 
When I sent an email in August asking people to help us pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), 40,000 of your fellow HRC supporters took action – but many did not.
 
I asked myself why. Maybe we didn’t make it clear enough what’s at stake here? Without ENDA, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Americans simply don’t have the protection of the law or access to the "equal opportunity" this nation was founded upon.
 
And maybe I didn’t make it clear that the radical right is out in force on this issue? Here’s a choice quote from a fact sheet distributed on Capitol Hill last week by the Traditional Values Coalition:
"ENDA will force businesses with 15 or more employees to bow to the demands of homosexuals, cross-dressers, drag queens, transsexuals and she-males."
We need to bombard Congress with the kind of pressure they’re used to receiving from the radical right. This bill is likely to come up for a vote within two weeks. Rep. Moran has still NOT pledged to support ENDA!
 
Send a message to Rep. Moran today – help us win ENDA, and build momentum for future victories.
 
Remember – our opponents can rally tens of thousands of extremists with one bogus statement like the one above. I’m hoping you’ll be more motivated by the plain truth.
 
Take Michael’s story, for example. Years of hiding his sexual orientation as a gay police officer in Massachusetts, while daily risking his life to protect his community, took its toll on Michael. After falling into drinking and depression, Michael left the police force. He was finally able to get help, and he reapplied to the force, this time as an openly gay man. But unlike four other former officers who also sought reinstatement, only Michael was refused.
 
Luckily, Michael was covered under Massachusetts’ anti-discrimination laws.  ENDA would protect against discrimination like this wherever it occurs.
 
For the first time in 12 years, we’re poised to make a major advancement for GLBT rights. If you’ve never taken action before, this is your moment to show your commitment to the GLBT community in this country.
There’s no time to waste – click here to send a message to Congress today.
 
 
You know as well as I do how hard we’ve fought for every ounce of dignity we’ve gained over the years. And you know that in every aspect of life – the workplace, the street, the hospital, the military – we’re still a long way from being able to take our basic rights for granted.
 
ENDA is a major step. Please join our campaign.
 
Warmly,
 
Joe Solmonese
President
 
Having trouble clicking on the links above? Simply copy and paste this URL into your browser’s address bar to take action today: http://www.hrcactioncenter.org/campaign/enda_house
 
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Also, thanx for signing my petitions, et al, please consider sharing them. Also, since Admin. of change.org aren't allowing me to invite people to do my actions lately and are switching my urls for my petitions so when I invite people off their site they can't get to the petition either (ergo 3 possible urls for each petition), here's a few of my latest actions; do as few or as many as you'd like (there are 3 linx for each petition because admin. switches between the 3 of them so people trying to sign the petition can‘t get to it): This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Haiti disaster anniversary, please, do what you can: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9033 This petition on change.org: Haiti disaster anniversary: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/haiti_disaster_anniversary_2?share_id=yIpWHEHxri&pe=pce http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/haiti_disaster_anniversary_2 http://www.change.org/petitions/view/haiti_disaster_anniversary_2   This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Green, Indigenous, Native American, etc., actions: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9026 This petition on change.org: Green, Indigenous, Native American, acts: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/green_indigenous_native_american_acts?share_id=NHvTtQadfP&pe=pce http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/green_indigenous,_native_american_acts http://www.change.org/petitions/view/green_indigenous,_native_american_acts   This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Art/Act: celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday, holiday: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9024 This petition on change.org: Art/Act: celebrate Dr. M.L. King, Jr.'s holiday: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/artact_celebrate_dr_ml_king_jrs_holiday?share_id=QjOkAUGeBQ&pe=pce http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/art_act_celebrate_dr_ml_king_jr_s_holiday http://www.change.org/petitions/view/art_act_celebrate_dr_ml_king_jr_s_holiday   This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Green; NA; the evolution; Civil, Human, LP, Prisoner's Rights; Poverty; etc..: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9022 This petition on change.org: Economically empower through advocacy: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/economically_empower_through_advocacy?share_id=WZNqBQWcXE&pe=pce http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/economically_empower_through_advocacy http://www.change.org/petitions/view/economically_empower_throug
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