Senate to Vote on Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013

APA works to advance LGBT workplace discrimination legislation

On July 10, 2013, The Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee voted to send the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) of 2013 (S. 815) to the full Senate for consideration. Leading up to the vote, APA undertook several actions that included:

  • Submitting a letter of support (PDF, 97KB) for the legislation.
  • Circulating a targeted alert to Alaska, North Carolina, and Utah members of the Public Policy Advocacy Network (PPAN), asking them to urge Senators Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, Richard Burr, R-N.C., and Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, respectively, to vote for the bill in committee.
  • Circulating a PPAN alert, encouraging members to urge their senators and representatives to co-sponsor the legislation.

ENDA represents a long-standing priority for APA. The legislation would extend federal employment discrimination protections to sexual orientation and gender identity that are currently provided on the bases of race, religion, gender, national origin, and disability.