endaThe Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) will provide an important layer of federal workplace protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. After years of attempts, it now has a strong chance of passing in the United States Senate.

Please take a moment to tell Congress you support ENDA by adding your voice to our growing list of supporters, and then calling your Senator from the list below.

Religious Exemption Concerns:

Earlier this year Transgender Law Center joined the ACLU, Lambda Legal, and NCLR to express our support for a strong Employment Non-Discrimination Act and express our concerns about the current religious exemption. Read more here… 

Existing federal protections for transgender employees:

While the passage of ENDA will constitute a hugely important milestone for transgender equality, it is important to note that Transgender Law Center has helped establish federal protections for transgender and gender non-conforming people at companies with 15 or more employees. In 2012, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) ruled that transgender and gender non-conforming people are protected from workplace discrimination under TITLE IV,  the federal sex-discrimination law. If you have been discriminated against, you can file a complaint with the EEOC. Nonetheless, ENDA is critically needed to make sure that the EEOC ruling cannot be overturned and that companies everywhere actually know what their responsibilities are under the law.

Calling your U.S. senators to let them know you support ENDA will make a big difference, and it should only take a minute. Here are three easy steps.

1. Find your Senators below, based on the state where you live.

2. If any of your Senators are not yet supportive of ENDA, call them first to urge them to support ENDA. Your message can be as simple as this – “Hi, my name is __________, and I live in _________. I’m calling to urge the Senator to support the Employment Non-Discrimination Act because I believe that no one should face discrimination in the workplace.”

3. If any of your Senators are already supporters of ENDA, call to thank them. It’s important that they hear from constituents who agree with their position! Your message can be as simple as this – “Hi, my name is __________, and I live in _________. I’m calling to thank the Senator for supporting the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.”



Alabama                               Jeff Sessions (R)                  (202) 224-4124                    Does not yet support ENDA

Richard Shelby (R)              (202) 224-5744                    Does not yet support ENDA

Alaska                                   Mark Begich (D)                  (202) 224-3004                    Co-sponsor of ENDA

Lisa Murkowski (R)             (202) 224-6665                    Voted for ENDA in Committee


Arizona                                 Jeff Flake (R)                        (202) 224-4521                    Does not yet support ENDA

John McCain (R)                  (202) 224-2235                    Does not yet support ENDA


Arkansas                              John Boozman (R)              (202) 224-4843                    Does not yet support ENDA

Mark Pryor (D)                    (202) 224-2353                    Does not yet support ENDA


California                              Barbara Boxer (D)              (202) 224-3553                    Co-sponsor of ENDA

Dianne Feinstein (D)          (202) 224-3841                    Co-sponsor of ENDA


Colorado                              Michael Bennet (D)            (202) 224-5852                    Co-sponsor of ENDA

Mark Udall (D)                     (202) 224-5941                    Co-sponsor of ENDA


Connecticut                        Richard Blumenthal (D)    (202) 224-2823                    Co-sponsor of ENDA

Christopher Murphy (D)   (202) 224-4041                    Co-sponsor of ENDA


Delaware                              Thomas Carper (D)            (202) 224-2441                    Co-sponsor of ENDA

Christopher Coons (D)      (202) 224-5042                    Co-sponsor of ENDA


Florida                                   Bill Nelson (D)                      (202) 224-5274                    Co-sponsor of ENDA

Marco Rubio (R)                  (202) 224-3041                    Does not yet support ENDA


Georgia                                 Saxby Chambliss (R)           (202) 224-3521                    Does not yet support ENDA

Johnny Isakson (R)             (202) 224-3643                    Does not yet support ENDA


Hawaii                                   Mazie Hirono (D)                (202) 224-6361                    Co-sponsor of ENDA

Brian Schatz (D)                  (202) 224-3934                    Co-sponsor of ENDA


Idaho                                    Mike Crapo (R)                    (202) 224-6142                    Does not yet support ENDA

James Risch (R)                   (202) 224-2752                    Does not yet support ENDA


Illinois                                   Richard Durbin (D)             (202) 224-2152                    Co-sponsor of ENDA

Mark Kirk (R)                        (202) 224-2854                    Co-sponsor of ENDA


Indiana                                 Daniel Coats (R)                  (202) 224-5623                    Does not yet support ENDA

Joe Donnelly (D)                  (202) 224-4814                    Co-sponsor of ENDA


Iowa                                      Chuck Grassley (R)             (202) 224-3744                    Does not yet support ENDA

Tom Harkin (D)                    (202) 224-3254                    Co-sponsor of ENDA


Kansas                                  Jerry Moran (R)                   (202) 224-6521                    Does not yet support ENDA

Pat Roberts (R)                   (202) 224-4774                    Does not yet support ENDA


Kentucky                             Mitch McConnell (R)          (202) 224-2541                    Does not yet support ENDA

Rand Paul (R)                       (202) 224-4343                    Does not yet support ENDA


Louisiana                             Mary Landrieu (D)              (202) 224-5824                    Co-sponsor of ENDA

David Vitter (R)                   (202) 224-4623                    Does not yet support ENDA


Maine                                    Susan Collins (R)                 (202) 224-2523                    Co-sponsor of ENDA

Angus King, Jr. (I)               (202) 224-5344                    Co-sponsor of ENDA


Maryland                             Benjamin Cardin (D)          (202) 224-4524                    Co-sponsor of ENDA

Barbara Mikulski (D)          (202) 224-4654                    Co-sponsor of ENDA


Massachusetts                  Edward Markey (D)            (202) 224-2742                    Co-sponsor of ENDA

Elizabeth Warren (D)         (202) 224-4543                    Co-sponsor of ENDA


Michigan                              Carl Levin (D)                       (202) 224-6221                    Co-sponsor of ENDA

Debbie Stabenow (D)        (202) 224-4822                    Co-sponsor of ENDA


Minnesota                           Al Franken (D)                      (202) 224-5641                    Co-sponsor of ENDA

Amy Klobuchar (D)             (202) 224-3244                    Co-sponsor of ENDA


Mississippi                           Thad Cochran (R)                (202) 224-5054                    Does not yet support ENDA

Roger Wicker (R)                                (202) 224-6253                    Does not yet support ENDA

Missouri                               Roy Blunt (R)                        (202) 224-5721                    Does not yet support ENDA

Claire McCaskill (D)           (202) 224-6154                    Co-sponsor of ENDA


Montana                              Max Baucus (D)                  (202) 224-2651                    Co-sponsor of ENDA

Jon Tester (D)                      (202) 224-2644                    Co-sponsor of ENDA


Nebraska                             Deb Fischer (R)                    (202) 224-6551                    Does not yet support ENDA

Mike Johanns (R)                (202) 224-4224                    Does not yet support ENDA


Nevada                                 Dean Heller (R)                   (202) 224-6244                    Does not yet support ENDA

Harry Reid (D)                     (202) 224-3542                    Co-sponsor of ENDA


New Hampshire                 Kelly Ayotte (R)                   (202) 224-3324                    Does not yet support ENDA

Jeanne Shaheen (D)           (202) 224-2841                    Co-sponsor of ENDA


New Jersey                          Jeff Chiesa (R)                     (202) 224-3224                    Does not yet support ENDA

Robert Menendez (D)       (202) 224-4744                    Co-sponsor of ENDA


New Mexico                        Martin Heinrich (D)            (202) 224-5521                    Co-sponsor of ENDA

Tom Udall (D)                      (202) 224-6621                    Co-sponsor of ENDA


New York                             Kirsten Gillibrand (D)         (202) 224-4451                    Co-sponsor of ENDA

Charles Schumer (D)          (202) 224-6542                    Co-sponsor of ENDA


North Carolina                   Richard Burr (R)                  (202) 224-3154                    Does not yet support ENDA

Kay Hagan (D)                     (202) 224-6342                    Co-sponsor of ENDA


North Dakota                     Heidi Heitkamp (D)            (202) 224-2043                    Co-sponsor of ENDA

John Hoeven (R)                  (202) 224-2551                    Does not yet support ENDA


Ohio                                      Sherrod Brown (D)             (202) 224-2315                    Co-sponsor of ENDA

Rob Portman (R)                 (202) 224-3353                    Does not yet support ENDA


Oklahoma                            Tom Coburn (R)                   (202) 224-5754                    Does not yet support ENDA

James Inhofe (R)                 (202) 224-4721                    Does not yet support ENDA


Oregon                                 Jeff Merkley (D)                  (202) 224-3753                    Co-sponsor of ENDA

Ron Wyden (D)                    (202) 224-5244                    Co-sponsor of ENDA


Pennsylvania                      Robert Casey (D)                                (202) 224-6324                    Co-sponsor of ENDA

Patrick Toomey (R)             (202) 224-4254                    Does not yet support ENDA


Rhode Island                      Jack Reed (D)                       (202) 224-4642                    Co-sponsor of ENDA

Sheldon Whitehouse (D)   (202) 224-2921                    Co-sponsor of ENDA


South Carolina                   Lindsey Graham (R)           (202) 224-5972                    Does not yet support ENDA

Tim Scott (R)                        (202) 224-6121                    Does not yet support ENDA


South Dakota                     Tim Johnson (D)                  (202) 224-5842                    Co-sponsor of ENDA

John Thune (R)                    (202) 224-2321                    Does not yet support ENDA

Tennessee                           Lamar Alexander (R)          (202) 224-4944                    Does not yet support ENDA

Bob Corker (R)                     (202) 224-3344                    Does not yet support ENDA


Texas                                     John Cornyn (R)                   (202) 224-2934                    Does not yet support ENDA

Ted Cruz (R)                         (202) 224-5922                    Does not yet support ENDA


Utah                                      Orrin Hatch (R)                    (202) 224-5251                    Voted for ENDA in Committee

Mike Lee (R)                         (202) 224-5444                    Does not yet support ENDA


Vermont                               Patrick Leahy (D)                                (202) 224-4242                    Co-sponsor of ENDA

Bernard Sanders (I)            (202) 224-5141                    Co-sponsor of ENDA


Virginia                                 Tim Kaine (D)                       (202) 224-4024                    Co-sponsor of ENDA

Mark Warner (D)                (202) 224-2023                    Co-sponsor of ENDA


Washington                        Maria Cantwell (D)            (202) 224-3441                    Co-sponsor of ENDA

Patty Murray (D)                                (202) 224-2621                    Co-sponsor of ENDA


West Virginia                      Joe Manchin (D)                  (202) 224-3954                    Does not yet support ENDA

John Rockefeller (D)           (202) 224-6472                    Co-sponsor of ENDA


Wisconsin                            Tammy Baldwin (D)           (202) 224-5653                    Co-sponsor of ENDA

Ron Johnson (R)                  (202) 224-5323                    Does not yet support ENDA


Wyoming                             John Barrasso (R)               (202) 224-6441                    Does not yet support ENDA

Michael Enzi (R)                  (202) 224-3424                    Does not yet support ENDA