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Letter to the House supporting the Employment Non-Discrimination Act

May 11, 2007

Dear Representative:


On behalf of the National Education Association's (NEA) 3.2 million members, we would like to encourage you to join as a cosponsor of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) (H.R. 2015), introduced by Representatives Frank (D-MA), Pryce (R-OH), Baldwin (D-WI), and Shays (R-CT). We believe ENDA represents an important step in addressing basic civil rights in the workplace for everyone.

NEA has a long-standing commitment to the elimination of discrimination in the workplace in all facets of society. We believe that all persons must have equal opportunity for employment, promotion, compensation, and leadership. Passage of ENDA will support the fundamental American ideal that individuals should be judged in the workplace by their ability to perform the required job rather than by prejudice and discrimination.

The American public strongly supports passage of ENDA. Poll after poll demonstrates the overwhelming support, across party lines, for passage of anti-employment discrimination legislation.

NEA believes that America must take affirmative steps to end discrimination in the workplace and elsewhere. We urge you to join as a cosponsor of this important legislation. To add your name as a cosponsor, please contact Joe Racalto in the office of Representative Frank (5-5931); Shawn Chang in the office of Representative Baldwin (5-2906); Dave Natonski in the office of Representative Shays (5-5541); or Parker Sinclair in the office of Representative Pryce (5-2015).

Sincerely,

Diane Shust, Director of Government Relations

Randall Moody, Manager of Federal Advocacy