Wednesday, November 6, 2013

It's not right

It’s 2013, yet 29 states have no law that protects a gay, lesbian, or bisexual person from being fired -- simply for whom they love!

This is shameful. That’s why I’m standing with Senators Tammy Baldwin, Barbara Boxer, Dick Durbin, Kirstin Gillibrand, Jeff Merkley, and others -- to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), and finally provide critical workplace protections for all Americans, no matter who they love.

But we need you to help demonstrate a groundswell of public support for the bill as ENDA heads to the Senate floor this week. Will you stand with us, and urge Congress to pass this commonsense legislation, once and for all?

Allowing anyone to discriminate against qualified individuals based on characteristics unrelated to the job violates the core American values of fairness and equality.

More than 17 years ago, ENDA failed to pass in the Senate by a single vote. We can’t let that happen again.

Right now, we’ve got the support of all 53 Democratic Senators to protect the rights of every worker by standing behind ENDA. We can pass ENDA in the Senate this year -- but we need to make sure our voices are heard. Will you join us in urging Congress to protect all workers’ basic rights?


Sheldon Whitehouse
U.S. Senator