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The Washington State ENDA Game: Who IS this man?

A vote on ENDA, HR 3017, is rapidly approaching in September sometime, and where are we? According to my calculations over at the Facebook Inclusive ENDA House spreadsheet, we're at 205 confirmed votes, and we need 218. That's close, but no cigar yet. If you take a close look at the spreadsheet, you'll see there are 33 states with Representatives who are unconfirmed on ENDA. Them's a lot of states.

Today's exciting question is who's who on ENDA over in Washington State? If you want to play along at home, featured below is a picture of a smiling U.S. Representative whose position on ENDA is unconfirmed. Can you guess who it is?

Dave Reichert

WA State Representatives

Jay Inslee - Co-sponsor of HR 3017

Rick Larsen - Co-sponsor of HR 3017

Brian Baird - Co-sponsor of HR 3017

Doc Hastings - Probably not (voted against in 2007)

Cathy McMorris Rodgers - Confirmed no

Norman D. Dicks - Confirmed yes

Jim McDermott - Co-sponsor

David G. Reichert - Unconfirmed

Adam Smith - Co-sponsor of HR 3017

Fun Facts and Contact Info below the jump.

If you answered Cathy McMorris Rogers, I'm sorry, you're not a winner today.

Representative Dave Reichert is a Republican representing the 8th District of Washington State way over there on the west side of Washington State. Washington State Map

Who is this man and how likely is he to vote for ENDA?

Quite likely, if some people from Washington state pick up that phone and dial.

Rep. Reichert voted yes! on hate crimes in 07 and 09 and voted yes! on ENDA in 2007. According to Wikipedia, he was the Sheriff of the Year in 2004 and narrowly won election in 2008 53-47 against his Democratic challenger.

Call and ask him to support ENDA at 206-275-3438. If you're not from Washington State, send this to your friends who are!

And while you're at it, call your own Members of Congress once in a while. You never call, you never write... http://bit.ly/i08p2

Bart Stupak of MI: U.S. Legislator of the Day

tel: 906-875-3751

email: http://bit.ly/40Z1Ln


Tuesday, August 4th


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Bart Stupak (MI-D-01)

Rep. Stupak is in a very conservative District, which he wrested from the Republicans in 1992. He is one of several pro-life Democrats, but he voted yes on hate crimes bills in 07 and 09 and yes on ENDA in 2007.

Please call and ask him to support ENDA, HR 3017, in 2009.

tel: 906-875-3751

email: http://bit.ly/40Z1Ln

And while you're at it, ask your friends to sign up for our Facebook Inclusive ENDA Campaign, co-chaired by myself, our very own Bil Browning and Waymon Hudson, and Pam Spaulding, at http://bit.ly/rIze8 We have over 3,000 members, and more every day - I'm hoping for 4,000 over the next two weeks. There are tens of millions of us - let our voices be heard!

Greg Walden: U.S. Legislator of the Day

tel: 541-624-2400

email: http://bit.ly/xI0an


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Greg Walden (OR-R-02)

According to Wikipedia, Rep. Walden, a Republican, has been reelected with wide margins five times. His district contains some liberal-leaning communities such as Ashland, though most of the district leans Republican.

Walden is a member of the moderate Republican Main Street Partnership, and supports stem-cell research. He voted yes on the hate crimes bills in 2007 and 2009, and voted yes on ENDA in 2007.

Please ask him to support ENDA, HR 3017, this time around as well.

And while you're at it, sign up to meet with your legislator in your local district in August at http://bit.ly/10Ot47

U.S. Legislator of the Day: Rodney Frelinghuysen

Rodney Frelinghuysen (NJ-R-11)
tel: 973-984-0711

Rep. Frelinghuysen is a member of the moderate Republican organization Main Street Partnership. He is pro-choice, voted yes on hate crimes bills in 07 or 09 and voted yes on ENDA in 2007. Please contact him and ask for his support on HR 3017.

Filed by: Dr. Jillian T. Weiss

IFGE Capital Conference Returns to DC in 2010

Thursday, 22 April 2010 through Sunday, 25 April 2010

The 24th Annual Conference of the International Foundation for Gender Education

The IFGE Capital Conference 2010

Follow our updates on Twitter and Facebook

Conference Website: http://www.ifge.org/2010/


Hilton Alexandria Mark Center

5000 Seminary Rd

Alexandria, VA

Philadelphia Murder Victim Identified

July 3, 2009
Philadelphia, PA

Christopher Jermaine Scott, 36, has been identified as the murder victim who was found in Philadelphia on Wednesday Morning.

See Original Story Below

Unidentified Shooting Victim Discovered in Philadelphia

July 1, 2009
Philadelphia, PA

An unidentified murder victim was found in Philadelphia on Wednesday Morning. The victim had been shot multiple times and was possibly a trans-woman.

There were more than 330 homicides in Philadelphia in 2008.

See Original Stories Below

Justice Department Allows Schroer Discrimination Ruling To Stand

The Justice Department allowed the deadline for appealing the decision in Schroer v. Billington (Cv-05-1090) to pass without filing. Diane Schroer won her landmark discrimination case against the Library of Congress in September of 2008, for rescinding a job offer when she disclosed that she was transgender. This case is one of a small number which have held discrimination against transgender people to be sex discrimination.

See Original Story Below

Maine Human Rights Commission Rules in Favor of Transgender Child

The Maine Human Rights Commission has ruled in favor of a transgender child who was denied the right to use the gender appropriate restroom at her school. The commission recently ruled in favor of a transgender adult in a similar case as well.

See Original Story Below

H. R. 3017 - Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2009

111th CONGRESS 1st Session
H. R. 3017

To prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.


June 24, 2009

Mr. Frank of Massachusetts (for himself, Mr. George Miller of California, Mr. Conyers, Ms. Baldwin, Mr. Polis of Colorado, Mr. Andrews, Mr. Sestak, Mr. Blumenauer, Mr. Doggett, Mr. Nadler of New York, Mr. Clyburn, Mr. Carson of Indiana, Mr. Moran of Virginia, Ms. Ros-Lehtinen, Mr. Castle, Mr. Kirk, Mr. Lance, Mr. Platts, Mrs. Biggert, Ms. Harman, Mr. Hastings of Florida, Mrs. Davis of California, Mr. Capuano, Mr. Serrano, Mr. Meek of Florida, Ms. Schakowsky, Ms. DeGette, Ms. Tsongas, Mr. Stark, Mr. Jackson of Illinois, Mr. Quigley, Ms. Richardson, Mr. Inslee, Mr. Doyle, Mrs. Lowey, Mr. Van Hollen, Mr. McDermott, Mr. Wu, Mr. Grijalva, Mr. Tierney, Ms. Norton, Mr. Berman, Mr. Honda, Mr. Schiff, Ms. Shea-Porter, Mr. Rothman of New Jersey, Mr. Gonzalez, Mr. Johnson of Georgia, Mr. Lewis of Georgia, Mr. DeFazio, Mr. Langevin, Mr. Foster, Ms. Wasserman Schultz, Mr. Patrick J. Murphy of Pennsylvania, Ms. Roybal-Allard, Mr. Weiner, Mr. Pallone, Mr. Holt, Mr. Filner, Mr. Sires, Mr. Hare, Mr. Wexler, Mr. Massa, Ms. DeLauro, Mr. Clay, Mr. Brady of Pennsylvania, Mrs. Napolitano, Mr. Murphy of Connecticut, Mr. Cleaver, Mrs. Capps, Ms. Slaughter, Mr. Mitchell, Ms. Eshoo, Mr. Carnahan, Mr. Schrader, Mr. Smith of Washington, Ms. Linda T. Sánchez of California, Ms. McCollum, Mr. Welch, Mr. Dingell, Mr. Levin, Mr. Gutierrez, Mr. Ellison, Mr. McGovern, Mr. Waxman, Mr. Cooper, Mr. Cummings, Mr. Olver, Mr. Higgins, Mr. Fattah, Mr. Israel, Ms. Matsui, Ms. Bean, Mr. Kildee, Ms. Schwartz, Mr. Abercrombie, Ms. Berkley, Mr. Sherman, Ms. Eddie Bernice Johnson of Texas, Mr. Delahunt, Ms. Castor of Florida, Mr. Crowley, Mr. Engel, Mr. Peters, Ms. Kilroy, Mrs. McCarthy of New York, Mrs. Maloney, Mr. Kucinich, Ms. Lee of California, Mr. Himes, Ms. Speier, Ms. Edwards of Maryland, Mr. Hodes, Ms. Clarke, Mr. Moore of Kansas, Mr. Payne, Mr. Heinrich, and Ms. Zoe Lofgren of California) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and Labor, and in addition to the Committees on House Administration, Oversight and Government Reform, and the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

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