Julian Bond is an American for Marriage Equality
November 1, 2011 by HRC staff
Post submitted by Charlie Joughin, HRC Press Secretary
Civil rights pioneer and NAACP Chairman Emeritus Julian Bond has joined HRC in a new video for the Americans for Marriage Equality campaign. In the video Bond notes his history of “fighting for what’s right and just” and calls on Americans to stand up for committed, loving couples getting married.
Bond has had a distinguished career that includes service as NAACP chairman from 1998 to 2010 and as a member of the Georgia House of Representatives. He is a distinguished adjunct professor at American University.
About 53 percent of the American public supports marriage for same-sex couples, according to a number of nonpartisan polls, including Gallup, CNN, and Washington Post/ABC News. Support has increased an unprecedented 20 points since 1996, according to the Pew Research Center.
This is HRC's third video as part of the Americans for Marriage Equality campaign and also the third featuring a noted African-American. Newark, NJ Mayor Cory Booker, one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World, kicked off the series followed by Oscar Winner Mo’Nique. Over the coming months, HRC will roll out targeted videos playing off of the Americans brand, including Republicans for Marriage Equality, African-Americans for Marriage Equality, Latinos for Marriage Equality and Elected Officials for Marriage Equality.
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