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Let’s Send a Message: LGBT Equality can not be a ‘State Issue’.

Today we continue to focus on the shared value of equality.  Whether it is equal treatment by law enforcement, equal access to services and opportunities, equal application of discrimination law, or equal representation in Congress, this value has defined our struggle to fulfill the American Dream for over 200 years.

As progressive people, I think it is safe to say that one value we hold in common is equality.  This principle, so obvious to so many for so long, now needs to be defended in a way that we could hardly imagine just a few years ago.

Courtesy of Jen Hofmann, this week we will bring you a number of actions we can take to remind our representatives that part of working for us is reflecting our values when it comes to making policy, or demanding leadership from the President.

Action: Stand with LGBTQ Americans for their equal rights.

Write: Sen. Chuck Grassley, 135 Hart SOB, Washington, D.C. 20510 (Chair)

Write: Sen. Dianne Feinstein, 331 Hart SOB, Washington, D.C. 20510 (R. Member)

Script: Dear Sen. [Name],

All Americans deserve to go to the bank, choose a home, keep a job, raise a child, and receive medical care without fear of discrimination. With 46 cosponsors, I request that you use your Senate Judiciary Committee role to keep The Equality Act (S. 1006) moving. Thank you.

[NAME], [ADDRESS]

Thank you to Jen Hofmann and her weekly list for this week’s CTAs!

Post Script: for more information about the status of non-discrimination laws around the country, click here.

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