Seriously, Time to Call Your NY State Senator
June 22, 2009
As the New York State Senate and Governor Paterson work out the expected special session this week, NOW IS THE TIME to keep up pressure and let them know a priority should be passing marriage equality legislation. The Human Rights Campaign issued a press release today calling for action. Said HRC President Joe Solmonese:
“For those of us who want to see marriage equality in the state of New York, the time to act is now. If you live in New York, call your state Senator today. If you know someone in New York, ask them to call their state Senator. This is the moment, the time is now. We thank Governor Paterson for his continued support of marriage equality, and applaud his leadership in calling for a special session to include the marriage bill. We call on all New Yorkers who support marriage equality to tell their senators that the time has come for all loving, committed couples, and their families, to receive equal dignity, respect, and rights under the law. This is not a Democratic issue or a Republican issue; it is a human issue, a question of basic humanity. We continue to work with Sen. Tom Duane, the Empire State Pride Agenda and senators from both sides of the aisle who support equality to pass this vital legislation.”
Here's what you can do to take action: Email your state senator by clicking here, but more importantly, call your state senator now with these two easy steps: Step 1: Find your N.Y. state senator: Go to: http://www.nysenate.gov to get your state senator’s contact information. Step 2: Call your state senator: Say or leave the following message, “Hi, my name is ____ and I live at ___ (Street, City, ZIP), and as your constituent, I want you to vote YES on the marriage equality bill S. 4401.” Phonebanks: NYC: 111 W. 40th St. (@6th Ave.) 5th Floor from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. *Additional time can be provided if needed. To RSVP, please e-mail [email protected] with your name, cell phone number and availability. Note: To clear security, all volunteers need valid ID and to be on the RSVP list. Rochester: e-mail Jeremy at [email protected] or call 617-669-4412 Syracuse: e-mail David at [email protected] or call 301-651-8518 Westchester: e-mail Brendan at [email protected] or call 914-420-3596 It’s all hands on deck. Send this message to your family, friends, co-workers, anyone you know. We need to spread the word that history may be about to happen in New York. HRC has 17 organizers on-the-ground and dozens of volunteers. Please join us and help make history in New York. Read all about our work in the Empire State here.
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