Received this e-mail today from congressional candidate and Iraq & Afghanistan war veteran Kevin Strouse (D. PA-08) who is running against Tea Party Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick (R. PA-08) next year:
Yesterday, the Senate passed the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) in hopes of finishing the 17-year fight to end workplace discrimination against LGBT employees. This is fantastic progress.

But now is when things get tough. Speaker Boehner has vowed to halt any progress on this historic legislation. He’s not only refusing to bring ENDA to a vote, he believes the bill would lead to “frivolous litigation.”

There is absolutely nothing frivolous about protecting more than 4 million LGBT Americans from workplace discrimination.

Freedom from discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity is something every single American is entitled to. Boehner has crossed the line -- and we have to fight back.

Sign your name: Join me and Democrats across the country in demanding Boehner do the right thing and pass ENDA >>


This has been a huge year for LGBT rights. But as Boehner’s attitude demonstrates, we still have a long way to go.

Workplace discrimination is unacceptable. Let’s end this now:

Support Equal Rights? Sign your name >>


We can’t let this go on for one more day. Thanks for stepping up.


You can click here to add your name:


If you want to learn more about Strouse's campaign, you can do so here:

In this Oct. 3, 2013, Democratic Congressional hopeful Kevin Strouse, who is running in Pennsylvania's 8th District, poses for a portrait at his campaign office in Bristol, Pa. Republican Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick always had been expected to face a tough re-election fight. Then he sided with GOP leadership and a tea party insisting that a federal spending plan to keep the government open must delay or defund President Barack Obama's health care law.  Strouse, one of the Democratic opponents, has used the shutdown to try and paint Fitzpatrick as too conservative for the district.  (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Originally posted to pdc on Fri Nov 08, 2013 at 03:00 PM PST.

Also republished by Philly Kos, LGBT Kos Community, In Support of Labor and Unions, DKos Pennsylvania, Military Community Members of Daily Kos, Milk Men And Women, and The Democratic Wing of the Democratic Party.

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