Video, Photos: GetEQUAL Disrupts House Education and Labor Committee Meeting, Delivers Markers for Mark-up of ENDA


UPDATE: Here's a photo of the GetEQUAL ENDA action that happened today.

Video of the protest, AFTER THE JUMP...

Activist group GetEQUAL has disrupted a meeting of the House Education and Labor Committee and delivered a set of markers to Chairman Miller, urging mark-up and vote on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA).


And a report from the Dallas Voice, which caught the livestream:

"The activists approached Chairman George Mitchell, D-California, and attempted to hand him a marker. Mitchell refused to take the marker but told the activist that the committee plans to take action on ENDA soon. 'We’re working on it as expeditiously as we can,' Miller said. The audio on a live stream of the committee hearing then cut out for a few minutes. When it returned, Mitchell explained to the audience that the interruption was related to ENDA. 'It’s not an easy piece. of legislation,' Miller said. 'It’s a really complicated piece of legislation. We want to get it right, but we expect to have it before this committee in the very near future.'"

Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO) has offered to bail the group out if needed, reports McGehee.



Robin McGehee (above), and below with other activists from GetEQUAL outside the Rayburn House Office building at the U.S. Capitol.

Video of the protest, AFTER THE JUMP...


(photos via donald hitchcock)

Posted April 21, 2010 at 12:20pm ETC by Andy Towle
in Julie Bindel