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New York, TAKE ACTION for equality now

JOIN NY MARRIAGE EQUALITY CAMPAIGN. WE’RE IN IT TO WIN IT!

187789_218989431452040_4197322_nMarriage Equality in NY is in the final stretch with lots of activity, and lots more to do!  The legislative deadline is JUNE 20th, and so far, we’re neck & neck(ish).  So, it’s ALL HANDS ON DECK!

The BIG FOCUS is on daily phone banks and in-district signature gathering in key districts that anyone can help with.  And EVERYONE should Call Their Senator (with easy tools, see below).

And there are Direct Actions, Rallies, and other action in the works.

Find your passion, and JOIN THE MARCH FOR EQUALITY and help change the world.

Here’s a  list of WAYS TO PLUG IN:

I.  PUBLIC DIRECT ACTION, MEETINGS & CONFERENCE CALLS (let’s shake it up!)

BRONX OPPOSITION RALLY (response generally to Diaz).  Friday, June 3rd, 2 p.mBronx Courthouse, 851 Grand Concourse @ 161st Street.

BROOKLYN OPPOSITION RALLY (opposition Sen. Golden) Mon. June 6th. http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=194534963926102

II.  PERSONAL ACTION ALL NY’ers CAN DO (mandatory!)

FIND YOUR SENATOR by your address: http://www.nysenate.gov/senators

CHECK YOUR SENATOR’S POSITION:
Act On Principles: http://www.actonprinciples.org/marriagenysenate/;  or
NY1 Marriage Tracker: http://content.ynn.com/state_of_politics/same-sex-marriage-vote-tracker/index.html

CALL YOUR SENATOR (options)

1.  VIA FRIEND FACTOR (easy, no registration) & a REAL FLOWER will be sent to Albany:  Click here.

2.  VIA HRC’s automated system:

EMAIL: https://secure3.convio.net/hrc/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=1110
PHONE: http://bit.ly/HRCphoneSenNY

III.  COALITION VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES (daily, no excuses!)

PHONE BANKS: (Monday, Tues, Wed, Thurs. 5 to 8:30 p.m.) Location: SEIU 1199 Offices, 330 W. 42nd Street, 7th floor. Show up or register here: http://bit.ly/HRCphonebankReg ; or: Nicholas Galbraith at [email protected], 917.522.3414.

IN-DISTRICT SIGNATURE GATHERING (shifts noon-5, 5 to 8; various days/times): RIDGEWOOD, FOREST HILLS, OZONE PARK, WOODHAVEN, HOWARD BEACH: Contact: Jeremy Hammond, HRC Field Coordinator, (516) 712-4198, [email protected].

BUSINESS ON-LINE PETITION DRIVE: Business Support Petition Drive (on-line petition by ESPA): http://bit.ly/ESPAbusinessPetition Desma Holcomb, ESPA; (212) 627-0305 or [email protected].

PRIDE VISIBILITIES & SIGNATURE GATHERINGS: STATEN ISLAND (June 4); QUEENS (June 5); BROOKLYN (June 11th); MANHATTAN (June 26th – celebration :-) . For Rendez-vous info: Carlos Menchaca, City Council LGBT Liaison; (212) 788-5646; [email protected].

*These are the UNDECIDED for particular focus: Hannon (R-6th); Huntley (D-10), Addabbo (D-15), Kruger (D-27), Ball (R-40 – leaning yes), Saland (R-41), McDonald (R-43), Alesi (R-55). If you’re in these districts, please redouble efforts positively.


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