Deputy National Political Director Steve Walker sent this email to supporters asking them to call on Speaker John Boehner to bring the Employment Non-Discrimination Act for a vote on the House floor. Here's what he had to say:
In 33 states, it is perfectly legal for employers to fire their employees for being LGBT.
You read that right. For many of us LGBT members in the workforce, the fear that we could lose our livelihood because of who we are is all too real.
ENDA, which the Senate just passed, would make it illegal to discriminate against workers based on who they are. That probably sounds obvious to you. But Speaker Boehner has called lawsuits to prevent discrimination "frivolous." His colleague, Rep. Steve King, has said ENDA "is the homosexual lobby taking it out on the rest of society and they are demanding affirmation for their lifestyle, that's at the bottom of this."
There's nothing frivolous about equality. Tell Speaker Boehner that ENDA deserves a vote:
Deputy National Political Director
Democratic National Committee
P.S. -- John Boehner didn't want to go against the Tea Party, but thanks to calls, emails, and petitions from people like you, he finally called a vote on the bill that ended the government shutdown. Let's join our voices together again, and tell John Boehner that it's time for equality in the workplace right now.