Dear Partners in Ministry,
ReconcilingWorks has partnered with the "Faiths Calling" project calling on Lutherans to act on the recent Churchwide Assembly memorial regarding the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA).
We are mobilizing both ecumenically and inter-faithfully with other people of faith to call our Senators on September 17 and demand an end to workplace discrimination against the LGBT community. ENDA would finally make it illegal to fire or refuse to hire someone on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.
ENDA passed out of committee in July and is moving to the Senate floor this fall. There has never been a more important time for the faith community to demonstrate its support for this landmark legislation.
But first we need YOUR help. We need you to help us get the word out!
Would you please invite your friends to ReconcilingWorks' Facebook event. ReconcilingWorks will send out a reminder Sept 17 to FB event attendees who RSVP.
Then on Sept 17, call 1-888-897-0174. An operator will direct your call to the appropriate senate offices.
Tell your senator "As a person of faith, I believe that all hardworking people, including transgender, gay, lesbian and bisexual people, should have a fair chance to earn a living and provide for themselves and their families. Nobody should have to live in fear that they can be legally fired for reasons that have nothing to do with their job performance.
Ask your senator "to cosponsor the Employment Non-Discrimination Act – a commonsense bill that would prohibit this sort of discrimination in federal law."
Will you pick up the phone?