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Canvassing for Equality in July Heat Exemplifies Dedication & Commitment in Keeping Discrimination O

The following post is by HRC Field Organizer Chris Speer:

High humidity and a sweltering temperature of 99 degrees did not keep seven dedicated volunteers from pounding the blistering pavement in Lexington, NC this past Saturday.

Going door to door in a rural area, volunteers had talked to people about the importance of keeping discrimination from being written into the state constitution and the negative consequences for thousands of North Carolinian’s if the anti-LGBT amendment is passed. 

These dedicated folks knocked 119 doors and identified folks who do not want this amendment passed.  Supportive comments about the ridiculous nature of the bill encouraged them to keep walking, keep talking, and keep garnering support. 

Other Triad volunteers spent their weekend evenings Clubbing for Equality.  On Friday, Adam Parrish and Randy Woodard headed out to the new Club CO2 in Winston- Salem, owned by Anthony Scott.  They did an amazing job of getting over twenty new folks to sign up to volunteer. 

Saturday night veteran volunteers Bryan Mack and Jeff Olson headed out to The Q Lounge in Greensboro, NC, to recruit folks for the upcoming weeks phone banks and canvasses.  This amazing group of guys hit the clubs almost every weekend, encouraging the community to become involved in keeping discrimination out of North Carolina. 

With only five weeks left before a likely vote on the amendment in September, more help is needed to send the message to legislators to stop this vote.

If you would like to make a difference for North Carolina and want to be a volunteer in the Triad Region, please contact Chris Speer at chris@equalitync.org.

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