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GET READY: National Coming Out Day is Tuesday, October 11th 2011

GET READY: National Coming Out Day is Tuesday, October 11th 2011

-by Tommy News Thomas

Please pass this message on to everyone in your address book.

Take Action for International Coming Out Day

October 11th is International Coming Out Day. Take Action!

National Coming Out Day is Tuesday. Here are some important actions
you can take.

Write letters, email, call, and fax your representatives asking them
to support pro-LGBT legislation. Ask them to support the American
Equality Bill Civil Rights Act Amendment to include Sexual Orientation
and Gender Identity. Ask then to repeal DOMA, and to pass ENDA,
UAFA, and the AEB. Arrange a letter-writing campaign gathering as
part of your National Coming Out Day activities. Make paper,
envelopes, pens and sample letter language available. Have a gathering
and serve some festive snacks and beverages. Fly your rainbow flag and
wear rainbow pride gear.

Get contact information at www.congress.org

Make a commitment to be honest about your sexual orientation or gender
identity to those who know you. Coming out and living openly as a gay,
lesbian, bisexual, transgender or supportive straight person is an act
of bravery and authenticity. Being brave doesn’t mean that you’re not
scared; it means that if you are scared, you do the thing you’re
afraid of anyway. Polls continue to show that people who know someone
gay are more likely to support full equality.

If you are participating in Occupy Together protest events, wear your
rainbow colors and make a sign reading something like LGBT FULL
EQUALITY NOW!
PASS THE AMERICAN EQUALITY BILL FOR CIVIL RIGHTS!

http://www.occupytogether.org/

More information on AEB Here:

http://www.actonprinciples.org/aeb-senate/

From The Human Righta Campaign:

National Coming Out Day

Donate your Facebook status
for National Coming Out Day!
Go to the app

http://www.hrc.org/resources/entry/national-coming-out-day

Whether you’re lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or a straight ally,
be proud of who you are and your support for LGBT equality this Coming
Out Day!

Use HRC’s Coming Out for Equality Facebook app to show your support
and spread a message of equality to your friends and family. It’s the
courage to come out as an active voice for LGBT equality that will
result in real political and social change.

New ways to come out for equality will be added each week leading up
to October 11.

About the App
Once you add the app, select one of the “Actions to Take” to get
started! After completing each action, be sure to claim your equality
(EQ) badge and encourage others to get involved by sharing your badge
on Facebook, inviting your friends and family to take action and
tweeting with the #comingout hashtag.

We can’t do this alone, but together we can make a difference. Recruit
your friends and family to Come Out for Equality and earn a badge for
your efforts.

Learn about Coming Out Day
History of National Coming Out Day
Living Openly
However you identify, HRC and its Coming Out Project hope these guides
help you meet the challenges and opportunities that living openly
offers to each of us:

Find coming out guides and other resources
Order publications in bulk via the HRC Shop
Are You a Straight Ally?
Check out A Straight Guide to LGBT Americans to learn about the
emotional spectrum that people typically feel after someone comes out
to them and find easy ways to learn more and demonstrate your support
for LGBT Americans and equality.

Download the guide

http://www.hrc.org/resources/entry/national-coming-out-day

Please pass this message on to everyone in your address book.


Together, we can change the world, one mind at a time.
Have a great day,
Tommy

Colorado, TAKE ACTION for equality now

OUTBOULDER Hosts Luncheon for the AEB & Civil Rights Walk with guests Rep. Polis & Mayor Osborne!

36835_488222893635_584103635_6880146_5326569_sTHE TIP OF THE ICEBERG is finally emerging in our quest for Equal SO&GI Civil Rights!

And breaching, like a whale in the ocean, is BOULDER COLORADO!

With great local fanfare, on Saturday, September 24th, OUTBOULDER, which runs both Pride and the LGBT Community Center, is hosting a luncheon for The American Equality Bill and Richard Noble’s Walk Across America with special guests Representative Polis and Mayor Osborne.

For details and to RSVP go to: http://www.outboulder.org/content/congressional-luncheon-american-equality-bill

The reason Boulder is so magical is that it is the district of openly gay Democrat, Representative Polis who, according to all reports, is systematically working to prepare an omnibus civil rights bill for filing THIS YEAR!

Working diligently, the internal process evidently involves canvassing LGBT organizations via Jonathan de Wolff  in the D.C. office, and the public as well, via Lisa in the campaign office.

Word is there will be a draft issued for public comment, along with additional transparent processes to ensure we have a true “community bill” !

So it finally seems safe to say: A ONE BILL STRATEGY is now in play. HURRAY!!

Over the next few months all eyes are on Boulder Colorado, and it could not be more fitting that Mayor Osborne is joining the Mayors of West Hollywood, Salt Lake City, Reno and Oakland, in issuing a Proclamation calling for Equal SO&GI Civil Rights — and that OutBoulder is helping to lead the charge with this lovely luncheon!

Thank you all for your intentions!! Keep it up! We’ve a long way to go still. But hope is clearly on the horizon!!!

BRAVO EVERYONE!!!

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LET’S GET IN THE DEBATES!! POST QUESTION TO HOSTS TO HOLD REPUBLICANS ACCOUNTABLE.

THE FIRST Republican Presidential debate included hate-speech and incitement to discrimination that is outlawed and criminal in many countries because of the harm it causes.

AND YET WE WERE SILENT.

WE ARE SILENT NO MORE.

POST THIS QUESTION: “The 08 Republican platform says that discrimination is immoral. And President Obama, in June 2011, signed two international Resolutions affirming that human rights treaties require discrimination protections for “sexual orientation” and “gender identity.” Do you believe the principle of protecting people from discrimination extends to LGBT Americans?”

POST TO:
1. CNN: http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2011/08/09/cnntea-party-debate-sept-12-in-tampa/#contact-form-169836
2. BRIAN WILLIAMS: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10285339/
3. HUGH HEWITT: [email protected]
4. JOHN F. HARRIS: http://www.politico.com/reporters/JohnHarris.html

POST TWEET TO POLITICO:
“Do you agree that “Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity” deserve equal non-discrimination protections? #REAGANDEBATE”

***JOIN LIVE PROTEST AT REGAN LIBRARY WITH GET EQUAL
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=186035981467044

PLEASE JOIN THE CHORUS & USE ANY CHANNELS YOU HAVE TO GET OUR MESSAGE TO THESE TARGETS.

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I. STRIKE ONE: SEPT 7 – RONALD REGAN LIBRARY (Simi Valley, CA. 5 PST).
A. Hosts: Library, NBC, Politico.
B. Moderators: Lewis, Williams, Hewitt

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II.  STRIKE TWO: SEPT 12. — TAMPA. FLORIDA STATE FAIRGROUNDS
A. Hosts: CNN, Tea Party Express.
B. Moderator: Wolf Blitzer.
C. Email blasts by two large groups (confidential for now).

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III.  STRIKE THREE: SEPTEMBER 22 – ORLANDO, FL.
A. Hosts: Fox News, Florida Republican Party.
B. More info needed.

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BACKGROUND

Fortunately, major groups are mobilizing to change the conversation to Full Federal Equality. To push the Republicans to embrace their own principles on discrimination. And to stand down the hate speech.

FACILITATING THIS is the 2008 Republican Platform which calls discrimination immoral and promises to strongly enforce non-discrimination statutes. It promises to reject the forces of hatred and bigotry. For everyone but us.

Here’s what they said in 08:

“Ensuring Equal Treatment for All

Individual rights – and the responsibilities that go with them – are the foundation of a free society. From the time of Lincoln, equality of individuals has been a cornerstone of the Republican Party. Our commitment to equal opportunity extends from landmark school-choice legislation for the students of Washington D.C. to historic appointments at the highest levels of government. We consider discrimination based on sex, race, age, religion, creed, disability, or national origin to be immoral, and we will strongly enforce anti-discrimination statutes. We ask all to join us in rejecting the forces of hatred and bigotry and in denouncing all who practice or promote racism, anti-Semitism, ethnic prejudice, or religious intolerance. As a matter of principle, Republicans oppose any attempts to create race-based governments within the United States, as well as any domestic governments not bound by the Constitution or the Bill of Rights.”

INTERNATIONAL RESOLUTIONS REFERENCED:
UNHRC:  http://www.facebook.com/groups/AEBproject/doc/10150258605504074/
OAS:  http://www.facebook.com/groups/AEBproject/doc/10150258606304074/

LET’S HOLD THEM TO THIS.  PRINCIPLES ARE PRINCIPLES & APPLY TO US TOO!

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GENERAL CALL TO ACTION: If you would like to organize A LIVE ACTION in Tampa or Orlando, Florida, get in touch.

WE ARE ENTITLED TO BE PROTECTED AS WE ARE.

CIVIL RIGHTS NOW.   DIGNITY NOW!   THE AEB NOW!

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POST GOP GAY-BASHING: Where is THE LEADERSHIP COUNCIL ON CIVIL RIGHTS?

GAY BASHING by GOP – and SILENCE by HUMAN RIGHTS COALITION.

On August 11, 2011, the GOP Presidential Candidates attacked the human rights and dignity of all LGBT Americans, some even suggesting an Amendment embedding marriage discrimination in the United States Constitution and threatening the judiciary who act otherwise.

(see video of their comments: http://www.nomblog.com/124​65/)

WHAT DID THE most powerful civil rights coalition in America — THE LEADERSHIP COUNCIL ON CIVIL & HUMAN RIGHTS – say in response?

Nothing.

Please post this question in their contact form at:

http://www.civilrights.org​/about/contact_us/

Hello,
Will your organization be issuing a statement in response to the gay bashing that took place in the GOP debate? If they were talking about Constitutional amendments to outlaw bi-racial marriages, I’m sure there would be an uproar. Where is your outrage on behalf of the LGBT community of Americans!? Where is your human rights advocacy? How long must we wait? Please do not wait for HRC. Help us now. Speak up now.

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NOTE: The Leadership Council on Civil & Human Rights is huge, with NAACP, NOW and even HRC and Immigration Equality. Here is how they define themselves:

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is a coalition charged by its diverse membership of more than 200 national organizations to promote and protect the civil and human rights of all persons in the United States. Through advocacy and outreach to targeted constituencies, The Leadership Conference works toward the goal of a more open and just society – an America as good as its ideals.
http://www.civilrights.org​/about/

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FB Action Page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=263367287009887

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“Repeal the Boy Scouts of America Equal Access Act”

Confronting/eliminating those support systems that contribute to
harmful cultural bias and discimination against the LGBT community is very important. Protecting our young people in a K-12 public school environment, while helping to end the cycle of discrimination is especially important.

We must give our public schools back the tools they had prior to
Jan,2002. in order for our public schools to be able to confront and eliminate on campus discrimination with the same vigor that was coming on line prior to the signing into law of this “Act”.

http://signon.org/sign/end-us-government-supported

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Demonstration for Full LGBT Equality Outside NYC Obama Fundraiser Thursday June 23

195779_123451884405622_1783244_nFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 22, 2011

LGBT Organizations Announce Full LGBT Equality Demonstration During Obama’s Manhattan Visit TOMORROW!

Organizations Call on LGBT Community and Allies to Gather at 5:30 pm (ET) Tomorrow, 6/23/2011, in New York City

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, GetEQUAL — a national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization — Queer Rising — a New York based grassroots queer equality organization — and Join the Impact — a national LGBT civil rights organization — announced plans to demonstrate for full LGBT equality, scheduled to take place at 5:30 pm (ET) tomorrow, Thursday, June 23rd, 2011. The event, “A Demonstration for Full LGBT Equality”, was called by the organizations in order to give the LGBT community and their allies an opportunity to gather together in unity as they raise the urgency for full LGBT equality now. As we’ve seen from one of the hardest fought legislative sessions for LGBT equality in New York history, freedom isn’t free and the work for full LGBT equality will continue.

“A Demonstration for Full LGBT Equality” will take place just outside of the perimeter of the largest LGBT fundraising event this election season with proceeds going to assist the re-election campaign of the “still-evolving on marriage equality candidate,” President Barack Obama.

For more information on the demonstration, visit: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=123451884405622#!

WHAT:   “A Demonstration for Full LGBT Equality”

WHO:     GetEQUAL, Queer Rising and Join the Impact:

GetEQUAL, a national LGBT civil rights organization,

Queer Rising, a New York-based grassroots queer equality group
Join the Impact, a national LGBT civil rights organization

WHEN:   5:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 23, 2011

WHERE:   Sheraton New York,  811 7th Ave On 53rd Street   (New York City)

With the outcome of the New York State Senate vote on the Marriage Equality Act expected any moment, supporters and allies from the LGBT community will gather together in their call for full LGBT equality now. With the majority of Americans now supporting the extension of marriage rights, there is no reason to delay or deny full equality to ALL LGBT Americans any longer. While the fight for full LGBT equality continues, we remind our leaders that without government support and protections the LGBT community is at greater risk for hate crimes, bullying, suicides and homelessness. We expect our elected officials to do the right thing by protecting the civil liberties of their entire constituency.

Attendees are encouraged to bring candles for a vigil and to demonstrate their passion and claim to full equality – win, lose or no vote on New York’s Marriage Equality Act.

** Press requests and other media-related inquiries should be directed to Michael Talon, 202-631-9830 or [email protected]**

Founded in 2010, GetEQUAL is a national grassroots organization whose mission is to empower the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community and our allies to take bold action to demand full legal and social equality, and to hold accountable those who stand in the way. For more information, go to www.getequal.org, www.facebook.com/getequal, or www.twitter.com/getequal.
Queer Rising is a grassroots organization created to demand full equality for all queer people through nonviolent direct action. Formed in late 2009 by people tired of watching LGBTQ rights put on the back burner or given no attention at all, Queer Rising vows to continue to pressure legislators and the public until all queer people are equal. More information can be found at www.queerrising.org.

Founded in 2008 after the passage of California’s Proposition 8, Join the Impact is a national grassroots organization that strives to make a positive impact in the lives of the LGBT community, its allies, and even its opposition.

CONTACT: Michael Talon 202-631-9830 or [email protected]

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“Good things don’t come to those who wait. They come to those who agitate!” Julian Bond

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LAST STAND FOR MARRIAGE EQUALITY: ESPA’s Pride in the Pulpit Heads to Albany on Monday, June 20th.

As you may know, a few powerful religious groups are mounting an all out attack on marriage equality and the LGBT community in New York in the final hours of the campaign.

Fortunately, Empire State Pride Agenda (ESPA) has issued a CALL to the hundreds of clergy associated with Pride In the Pulpit to go to Albany – this Monday June 20th – the last day of the legislative session.

[Contact: Kate McDonough at [email protected], or 917-522-3411. Meet on the 3rd floor of the Capitol at 10:30am near the Senate majority offices.  For directions call Jonathan at 716-348-7516.]

This is a very important LAST STAND for MARRIAGE EQUALITY and AGAINST religious intolerance and civil law discrimination.

Monday is critical because the pressure from religious opposition in the final days is VERY serious.

Yesterday, I spoke for about 45 minutes with legal council for Skelos’ Majority office, Nancy Lynn Ferrini.

It is clear that there is an inadequate appreciation or understanding of the basic social compact by which all religions and all people come together under a Democratic framework, founded on principles.

As I explained to her, the basic premise of our social compact is to create a safe space for all, where no one particular group should even seek to exclude any other group of society from peaceful and safe co-existence.

On this foundation, we have laid down the principles of a Constitutional democracy: of equality under the law, and the right to pursue happiness, safe from harm by others, including the right to be free from discrimination, and the suffering it causes, as well as freedom of religion in particular, equally safe from the same discriminatory harms.

It comes down to a mutual obligation to deference and mutual respect, which otherwise causes fundamental conflict.

Obviously, this means that religious organizations can not and should not feel entitled in exercising their religious freedom to even espouse, now alone try to impose in civil law, their particular religious view points against one group, or in any way seek to deny any person’s fundamental civil right to non-discrimination and equal and full participation in all civic institutions.

To do otherwise, is an attack on the foundation of our joint existence that pierces the veil of their safe sanctuary as they are doing to others, ironically violating the very notion of the freedom of religion they enjoy on the same terms.

The relentless attacks against homosexual Americans by the Catholic church in particular, violate this basic civic duty, and perpetuates the same intolerance that has brought religious fervor and war to humanity for centuries.

Arch Bishop Timothy Dolan is a particular case in this regard. He recently arrived in New York immediately spewing homophobic rhetoric, seemingly quite gratuitously at the time. Subsequently, he was quickly rewarded with his appointment as President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

In perfecting this role for Rome, yesterday he increased his attacks with horrible rhetoric that threatens our very social fabric (speaking from a USCCB conference in Seattle no less). I find this quite unbearable I must say:

http://www.patheos.com/community/deaconsbench/2011/06/17/dolan-gay-marriage-bill-an-ominous-threat/

So the debate is not really one of marriage equality or traditional marriage. It is a debate about our basic social compact and how this is being violated at the core.

I urge everyone to go to Albany and make this case.

Tif

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ONE SENATE VOTE NEEDED FOR NEW YORK GENDA BILL

ActOnPrinciples has now added the Public Whip Count for GENDA in the New York Senate. http://www.actonprinciples.org/gendanysenate/

PUBLIC WHIP COUNT
Sponsors & Cosponsors 3
Yes 28
Leaning Yes 1
Undecided 5
No 23
Unknown 2
TOTAL 62

The New York Assembly passed AB 5039, a bill adding gender identity and expression to the state non-discrimination laws by a vote of 78-53 yesterday. This is the third time the Assembly has passed a comprehensive gender identity non-discrimination bill.  The legislation now moves to the Senate for consideration.

Now is the time for New York Senate to take up the legislation in this session, especially with just ONE VOTE Needed.

From a recent HRC press release: According to New York State Assembly Member and key sponsor of the legislation, Daniel O’Donnell. “Transgender individuals all across New York State currently live in fear of being fired from a job or denied housing based upon gender expression; this must be changed. New York will be a stronger, more just place when we all can live secure in the knowledge that our government protects us.”

AB 5039 would amend the state non-discrimination laws to add gender identity and expression to the list of characteristics protected from discrimination in employment, education, public accommodations, housing and credit. It would also add gender identity and expression to the state hate crimes law.

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ACTION ALERT: New York Governor Cuomo to introduce marriage equality bill – Call NY Senators now!

ACTION ALERT: New York Governor Cuomo to introduce marriage equality
bill – Call NY Senators now!

-by Tommy Equality News Thomas

Please take action, and forward this message on to everyone in your
address book.

The New York State Senate ends this legislative session at the end of
this week.
Governor Cuomo is introducing marriage equality legislation to the New
York State Senate, but we are still two or three votes short of
passing this legislation.
You can help whip the vote count. You can help get this bill passed.
We urgently need two or three more yes votes. You can help get those
votes!

Will you please Call, Fax, Webform, Email, and Write NY Senators Today
and Again Every Day All This Week!

From The Empire State Pride Agenda:

There is another reason to be hopeful that marriage will become law
this year – we now have bipartisan support in the State Senate, with
four previous “no” votes coming out for the measure. Governor Andrew
Cuomo will shortly introduce legislation in the Senate that would
allow loving, committed couples to marry in the Empire State. We thank
the Governor for playing such a key role in this fight, but know our
work isn’t over. We need to maintain the momentum and keep the volume
high so that this bill passes both the Senate and the Assembly. New
York’s LGBT families cannot afford to wait any longer.

Call your senator now through the New York State Senate switchboard at
518-455-2800. You can find out who your senator is at
www.prideagenda.org/takeaction.

“I’m calling to express my support for the bill that would allow all
loving, same-sex couples to marry. Marriage matters to me because…”

Today four more senators came out for marriage. Democratic Senators
Joseph Addabbo, Shirley Huntley and Carl Kruger and Republican Senator
James Alesi have joined the Governor and the record majority of New
Yorkers who believe that now is time for all New Yorkers to be able to
marry the person they love. Today, loving, committed same-sex couples
— and their families and friends — from across this great state have
moved one step closer towards marriage equality. But we’re not there
yet.

We remain committed to building momentum so that marriage equality
becomes a reality before the end of this legislative session. After
you’ve called your senator, can you call your friends and family and
get them to call their senators, too?

You can bet our opposition is throwing everything they can into the
fight. We can’t afford to let up for even a moment. Every single
supporter of LGBT equality and justice needs to have a part in this.
Our victory could depend on it. Please call now.

With Urgency,

Ross D. Levi
Executive Director
Empire State Pride Agenda

Call Call NY Senators now through the New York State Senate
switchboard at 518-455-2800.

Take Further Action Here:

http://www.kintera.org/c.5oICJOPxGiIUF/b.5880681/k.7782/Pride_Agenda_Action_Center/siteapps/advocacy/ActionItem.aspx?c=5oICJOPxGiIUF&b=5880681&aid=15858

And Use Webforms Here:

http://www.nysenate.gov/contact_form

Please take action, and forward this message on to everyone in your
address book.

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.