Community Meetings for Marriage Launch Across Washington State
November 21, 2011 by Guest contributor
This post comes from Molly Griffard, one of HRC’s organizers on the ground in Washington State:
This Sunday, over 200 people from Seattle came together for a community meeting about marriage equality. The Seattle meeting was just one of six that have taken place across the state, bringing together more than 500 community members and marriage equality advocates. Meetings have taken place in large cities, like Tacoma and Vancouver, as well as more rural locations like Gig Harbor and Puyallup.
At these meetings, we learned about the ongoing effort to move marriage equality forward through the legislature. We listened to stories from families, inspirational messages from community leaders, and solid steps for action from our HRC field team.
In Seattle, Lacey All, one of HRC’s Foundation and National Board of Director joined Rod Hearne of Equal Rights Washington to give an update on our growing coalition of supporters. We also heard from State Senator Ed Murray and State Rep. Jamie Pedersen about how to win marriage equality. The two legislators have been at the forefront of our movement and leaders in our community.
We’ll be in more cities in the coming days. Contact Molly.Griffard@hrc.org for details or to RSVP.
Monday, November 21 from 7-9pm
East Shore Unitarian Church
12700 Southeast 32nd St., Bellevue, WA
Monday, November 21 from 6:30-8pm
Shalom United Church of Christ
505 McMurray St., Richland, WA
Tuesday, November 22 from 6:30-8pm
Spokane Falls Community College; Building 24, Room 110
3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive, Spokane, WA
Tuesday, November 29 from 6:30-8pm
Fairhaven Auditorium, Western Washington University
516 High St., Bellingham, WA
*Photos courtesy of Roger Nyhus
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