A good reason to vote this November: Employment nondiscrimination is an LGBT issue

What does passing the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) really mean?

You’ve heard a lot from the Task Force about passing ENDA. But what would it mean for LGBT people to have those protections at work? We want you to hear from real people who face uncertainty and the loss of their jobs — and livelihood — just because of who they are.

Watch Kimya’s story:


And Dave’s story:


Currently, there is no federal law explicitly barring discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. It is hard to believe that in 2010, you can be fired for being gay, lesbian, or bisexual in 29 states and in 38 states it is legal to fire people on the basis of gender identity. Which is why workers like Kimya and Dave remain vulnerable to losing their jobs, never being promoted, being harassed or staying in the closet.

Workers like Kimya shouldn’t lose their jobs because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. Workers like Dave shouldn’t fear reprisals for coming out at work. America’s workplaces shouldn’t be like this and they don’t have to be like this. It’s time to stop squandering the talents and skills that LGBT people bring to the workplace and contribute to our economy.

It’s critical that all voters understand the importance of ending workplace discrimination — and your vote matters. In less than 2 weeks, the midterm elections could shift the balance of power in Congress. Please bring your progressive voice to the polls. We must energize our base to vote for the chance to earn a living and take care of ourselves and families.

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