Thursday, March 18, 2010

Blog Swarm: Demand Action on ENDA from Pelosi

As I discussed on the show earlier this week, there is a blog swarm today urging people to call House Speak Nancy Pelosi's office to demand on vote on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). We'd be participating today on the show, urging listeners to call and then call us back -- as we did a few weeks about re: DADT and the Human Rights Campaign giving President Obama a pass -- but we are not on the air today, on vacation for the rest of the week.

Nonetheless, please be part of of this effort, a blog swarm I'm participating in today with Towleroad, Joe My God, David Mixner,Open Left, Bilerico Project, Daily Kos, Pam's House Blend, Good as You, Daily Gotham, Culture Kitchen,PageOneQ, Dan Savage, Taylor Marsh, and other bloggers.

We have been promised a vote on the ENDA for almost year. It was first coming in the summer of 2009, then put off until the fall, then put off until January 2010, then February, then March. And here we are, with no vote in sight.

The Democrats may lose the House this fall. If that is the case we will not see workplace protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people perhaps for years to come. The votes are there in the House and they can be there in the Senate if Democrats and the White House take leadership.

In the House it begins with Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Call Pelosi at 202-225-4965. Ask that the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, HR 3017, be brought to a vote. Send this information to all of your friends and send them links to the above blogs as well. Let's get as many calls as possible to her office this week.