Webcast live at TowleRoad
On Thursday, September 12th, Freedom to Work, the leading advocacy organization for the passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), will host the first-ever “ENDA Situation Room” to plot a path forward for the historic LGBT legislation. The event will bring together, for the first time, a bipartisan group to publicly discuss the problem of workplace discrimination and the Congressional strategy for the path towards victory. The program will be webcast live online at TowleRoad.
The meeting will be moderated by Professor Ari Ezra Waldman of New York Law School, and legal editor for TowleRoad. Participants include Tico Almeida, President of Freedom to Work; Evan Wolfson, President of Freedom to Marry; Brad Sears, Executive Director of the Williams Institute at UCLA Law; Gregory T. Angelo, Executive Director of the Log Cabin Republicans; Melissa Sklarz, President of Stonewall Democrats of NYC; and Dave Montez, Acting President of GLAAD.^9 “I’m honored to host this bipartisan group of leading experts and advocates for this first of a kind event,” said Tico Almeida, President of Freedom to Work. “I’m confident we’re going to win on ENDA and grant all Americans the freedom to work without discrimination. This event will focus on how we get there and get there quickly.”^9“People should be outraged that in 2013 people in over half the United States can be fired for being gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender,” explained Andy Towle, Founder and Editor of Towleroad. “Make no mistake. Conservatives will once again use the same worn-out bigotry to try and defeat ENDA, and Towleroad is pleased to host a conversation on how to defeat them and get this bill passed.”
“For almost 125 years New York Law School has been a leader in fostering discussion and change on issues that stand at the intersection of the law, public policy and social movements,” added Anthony Crowell, Dean of the New York Law School. “And on LGBT issues we take immense pride that we have consistently been at the forefront of efforts to achieve greater equality with our cutting edge scholarship, advocacy and service. Indeed, this work is what makes us New York’s law school. We’re thrilled to be hosting Freedom to Work, and their partners and guests, for this important conversation on ENDA and the ongoing issue of employment discrimination.”