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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

GetEQUAL Stages Sit-In at Capitol Rotunda, Demanding That She Keep Promise to Pass ENDA This Year

"Your impatience is justified" -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi, July 24, 2010 at
Netroots Nation

WASHINGTON - Today, GetEQUAL, a national, direct action lesbian, gay,
bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, staged a sit-in
inside the U.S. Capitol Rotunda in Washington, DC protesting in support of a
vote on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) this year.  The sit-in,
outside the door to the Speaker's office, targeted House Speaker Nancy
Pelosi (D-CA) by demanding she fulfill her promises to pass ENDA this year.
The group of about 20, eight of which were arrested, also had a signed
letter delivered to the Speaker's office outlining their reasoning for
taking today's action.  The group's letter referenced Speaker Pelosi's
speech on Saturday to Netroots Nation, stating, "you also told us that we
needed to 'get the drumbeat going' and 'make [you] do it.'  Madame Speaker,
we are here to do just that."   The full text of the letter can be read

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