Share your story: Employment Non-Discrimination Act, why is it important to you?
Join the Center for Black Equity for the opportunity to be a part of history. We deserve equality and we deserve to be heard. The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) is in front of Congress again; let your voice be heard.
The Facts about LGBT employment…
- 29 states can legally fire an employee just on the basis of identifying as lesbian, gay or bisexual.
- 33 states can legally fire an employee just on the basis of identifying as transgender.
The Facts about ENDA…
- ENDA was first introduced to Congress in 1994 with a purpose of employment protection for lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals.
- Gender identity and transgender protections were added to the bill in 2008.
- The current version of ENDA in Congressional consideration would prohibit private employers with more than 15 employees from engaging in discriminatory acts against employees who are LGBT-identified.
- Small businesses (less than 15 employees), religious organizations, and the military are exempt from ENDA.
- On April 25, 2013, ENDA was referred to the Senate Floor after being defeated 18 times and 3 referrals.
Why is ENDA important to YOU? Share your story!
Submit a response of 250 words of less to the three questions below and clear photo (.jpeg format) Please submit to Michael Hinson at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013.*
- How do you self-identify?
- How has workplace discrimination affected you?
- What does passing ENDA mean to you?
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