Statement on Senator Joe Manchin announcing his support for ENDA

October 30, 2013

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WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 — Statement by Rea Carey, Executive Director, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Action Fund:

“The announcement by Senator Joe Manchin that he will vote for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act is significant because now all the Democrats in the Senate support this vital legislation. We call upon all senators to stand with the American public and support the basic principle that everyone deserves a fair chance to work in an environment free from discrimination. ENDA upholds that promise for everyone — no matter who we are or who we love.”

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced this week that a vote on ENDA will take place this work period. A vote is expected as early as next week.

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