February 8-14 is National Freedom to Marry Week
February 11, 2009
It's the mid-point of National Freedom to Marry Week, which began on Monday and continues through Saturday. This is the 12th annual observance of Freedom to Marry's designated week of advocacy geared toward impressing upon our neighbors and leaders the importance of marriage equality for the LGBT community. Freedom to Marry has put together a list of actions that one can take each day this week to get involved in spreading the message for marriage equality. Here's the list for the remainder of the week: Wednesday, February 11th: Button Up for Equality
- Sign up to receive a button to wear or put our html button on your website, blog, or social networking page.
Thursday, February 12th: Face to Face to Equality
- Have a face to face conversation by attending or hosting an event. Tell us about any events happening during the week, and we’ll post them.
Friday, February 13th: Txt 4 Equality
- Receive a text or tweet about why marriage matters and forward on to friends.
Saturday, February 14th: Get Local With It
- Write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper.
Encourage your friends, family, and co-workers to take the pledge to have 7 Conversations in 7 Days this February 8-14! Freedom to Marry has provided some talking points and conversation starters here: How to talk about marriage equality. And be sure to check out Freedom to Marry Executive Director Evan Wolfson's article at the Huffington Post today on Abraham Lincoln's support for marriage equality. Wolfson discusses how Lincoln would have stood for marriage equality as president and that, 200 years later, our leaders today should follow his lead and take a strong stand for equality.
May 22, 2013