I just sent this message to everyone I could think of. If you are within a day’s drive of Harrisburg, you should be at The Rally for All Families at the state capitol rotunda at 1pm, a rally in opposition to Senate Bill 1250, the marriage amendment.
Yesterday’s Senate Appropriations Committee hearing on Senate Bill 1250, the marriage amendment, left me angry, amused, and mystified. It was a raucous affair with one witness claiming that marriage came “up from the ground” and supporters of the bill hooting and hollering and chattering throughout most of the hearing. Opponents of this ridiculous idea were there, and we’re thankful for that. Unfortunately, supporters of the bill outnumbered us.
The hearing was a reminder of this simple fact:
WE NEED YOU AT THE STATE CAPITOL ROTUNDA ON MONDAY AT 1PM FOR THE RALLY FOR ALL FAMILIES!
The Pennsylvania Senate needs to feel the pushback. They need to know that we’re not going to stand quietly by while they waste the people’s time on this divisive legislation.
Will you join us at 1pm on Monday at the state capitol rotunda? And bring friends!
Your senator needs to hear from you, and to that end, there will also be a lobbying training at 11am on Monday. We’ll let you know where it will be by the end of the week.
I find it offensive that a renegade band of senators would use our state constitution to restrict rights and turn an entire community into second-class citizens, even though 65 percent of Pennsylvanians support civil unions for same-sex couples while just 27 percent oppose. Constitutions are for protecting and expanding rights, not restricting them.
See you Monday in Harrisburg!
Community Organizer/Legislative Assistant
American Civil Liberties Union of PA
Don’t mourn. Organize.
The Value All Families Coalition presents…
THE RALLY FOR ALL FAMILIES
STOP THE MARRIAGE AMENDMENT!
State Capitol Rotunda
May 5, 2008 at 1:00 P.M.
Lobby Training at 11am
Training Location: TBA
For more information, including transportation, contact:
Equality Advocates Pennsylvania
(215) 731-1447 x 10
or visit www.equalitypa.org
Andy in Harrisburg