It’s not just Rep. Barney Frank who has the power to see the future. Rep. Jared Polis, the Coloradan Democrat (who’s sponsoring the Student Non-Discrimination Act ), says the Employment Non-Discrimination Act is going to pass in just a few moments, in what’s perhaps the most casual revelation that, uh, there’s movement on the issue.
“We have the votes to pass ENDA in the House and we hope to bring it before the committee I serve on – the Education Labor Committee – within the month – by the end of April,” he tells Frontiers‘s Karen Ocamb. “And then, once it passes the committee, it shouldn’t take more than a couple of weeks – a week or two – to schedule it for the floor. It’s just a scheduling matter. We think we would have passed it by now if it wasn’t for healthcare taking up much of the workload of our committee. I don’t know about the Senate – but in the House, we expect to pass out substantially. It has substantial support. The Senate requires 60 votes so it’s a matter of getting some Republican moderates to support it.”
That’s great news! And certainly, for being so tied in to Washington, and collecting tens of millions of dollars every year with the promise it will lobby lawmakers and work with them to push ahead legislation just like this, the Human Rights Campaign knows all about this time line, right? Well, we looked here and here, and couldn’t find anything. Can someone please forward this post to the office of Joe Solmonese? Because he probably wants to alert his 750,000 “members” about the good news. And ask for more money.