All hands on deck for The Summit’s Tuesday June 18th meeting, 7pm in the Boardroom of the William Way LGBT Community Center. We are activists and group leaders working in coalition to advocate for LGBT rights including marriage equality including a repeal of the so-called “Defense of Marriage Act”(DOMA), passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), comprehensive anti-bullying education, and transgender awareness.
We have two big projects in June and we need feet on the street to do flyering to promote both events. First, working with GetEQUAL, PFAW, and other national groups, United for Marriage: Decision Day! On March 25, we rallied outside the federal courthouse to Light the Way to Justice and show the Supreme Court that we stand United for Marriage! Now, we await Decision Day, which could be any time in late June. Possible dates include June 17, June 20, and June 24. We need to mobilize as many people as possible to plan on watching the news for the SCOTUS DOMA decision, and taking to the streets in a pre-arranged location to express our feelings about the decision… whatever they may be! We must prepare for either a celebration or a demonstration, and we need your help.
Our other big June event takes place on Saturday June 22nd in Harrisburg PA. We are organizing a bus from the William Way Center (7am) to the PA State Capitol for a large statewide rally sponsored by Marriage Equality for PA (ME4PA). The Harrisburg event is from 10-2, and we need to show that Philly demands marriage equality! Some Summit members are expected to speak. We have raised more than half of the $1400 needed to charter one bus, can you help us find sponsors and donors to charter a second bus? Can you help organize a carpool or rideshare? We need you to spread the word about the Harrisburg rally on June 22nd!
These aren’t the only issues we’ll be discussing, we want you to come out and talk about your views of grassroots LGBT activism in Philadelphia. Contact Wendy Forbes or Janice Rael for more info. Feel free to discuss these topics and more here on the event page. See you on June 18th, Tuesday night, 7pm, in the Boardroom at William Way!
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