Thursday, April 2, 2009

Equality and Justice Day in Albany

Our GLBT friends continue to be under fire. Equal is right and it is time that the NY legislature heard it loud and clear.

On April 28, I shall take my first ever trip to Albany. I am not new to lobbying, given that I was a political appointee in Utah, and spent many hours lobbying at the capitol for various causes, including GLBT issues.

I received the following email from the ACLU in New York asking me to attend this event and I plan to take my first vacation day from my job in order to have my voice be heard:

In the historic movement for LGBT rights, New York has become the new national battleground.
A democratic majority rules our State Senate for the first time in decades. And this year, we have a real chance to secure marriage fairness, transgender rights, and safe schools for LGBT youth. The nation has its eyes on us, and we can make history.

Will you join the NYCLU and hundreds of New Yorkers in Albany on Tuesday, April 28 in this powerful show of force?

Register now for Equality and Justice Day.
Last year more than 1,200 people from all across New York descended upon Albany on Equality & Justice Day to tell their elected officials that all families deserve fairness and protection. With the passage of Prop 8, LGBT rights in California have been stripped. Now we must step up and tell our elected officials: All New Yorkers’ Deserve Equality.

There will be a huge rally, lobby visits, workshops, an NYCLU reception, food and more!
NYCLU is sponsoring buses to Albany on Equality & Justice Day. Register now! Buses leave from all over the state. Registration Deadline is Wednesday, April 8. We cannot guarantee a bus seat or scheduled lobby visits after this date.

Contact Erica for more information at 212-607-3361 or e-mail Equality and Justice Day is sponsored by the Empire State Pride Agenda.

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