Equality Florida hopes to persuade Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) to co-sponsor the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). To do that, they’re mobilizing a “Twitterbomb” on Thursday, October 17 at 3 p.m. Supporters are asked to use the hashtag #supportENDA.
ENDA is a federal bill that would prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity against employees by employers with 15 or more employees.
According to Equality Florida Nelson is one of only three Senate Democrats – along with Joe Manchin (WV) and Mark Pryor (AR) – who have not signed on as co-sponsors of the legislation.
“While we greatly appreciate Senator Nelson’s support for Marriage Equality and for being a leader on so many important LGBT issues, now is the time to protect ALL Floridians from discrimination in the workplace,” Nadine Smith, CEO of Equality Florida, said in a statement. “A large majority of Americans support these protections and believe they already exist at the federal level. Without ENDA, it is legal to discriminate against or even fire an employee simply because he or she is lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. That is simply unacceptable in America.”
Visit www.eqfl.org/supportENDA for more information.HOW TO PARTICIPATE – PETITION, TWITTERBOMB, THUNDERCLAP
SIGN THE PETITION!
Sign the petition at http://www.eqfl.org/petition/supportENDA
TWITTERBOMB THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17 AT 3 PM (EST):
Use the hashtag #supportENDA
Examples of tweets to send out:
.@SenBillNelson, glad you're with us on Marriage Equality. But while not everyone gets married, EVERYONE needs a job. #supportENDA
.@SenBillNelson, nobody should be fired because of bigotry. Please #supportENDA & protect LGBT Floridians from discrimination.
.@SenBillNelson, LGBT Floridians face serious discrimination in employment. Please, help prevent such problems & #supportENDA.
.@SenBillNelson, majority of Americans already believe these nondiscrimination protections exists. Please #supportENDA & make them a reality.
.@SenBillNelson, TY for co-sponsoring the Safe Schools Improvement Act! Pls continue to be a leader on LGBT issues & #supportENDA
.@SenBillNelson, Thank you for supporting Marriage Equality, but now the LGBT community needs you to #supportENDA.
JOIN THE THUNDERCLAPEquality Florida is using Thunderclap to simultaneously blast out a Facebook Post or Tweet at 3 p.m. on Thursday, October 17, asking Senator Nelson to co-sponsor ENDA.
The message posted will read: "Sen Bill Nelson, glad you're with us on Marriage Equality! Continue to be a leader on LGBT issues & #supportENDA.”
Join the Thunderclap campaign by logging on to https://www.thunderclap.it/en/projects/5331-sen-nelson-supportenda
To learn about Equality Florida visit www.eqfl.org for more information.