Students Emerge as Leaders in Washington Marriage Fight
October 2, 2012 by Tony Wagner, Western Regional Field Director
This post comes from HRC Regional Field Director Tony Wagner. He is working with Washington United for Marriage, the campaign working to defend marriage equality at the ballot box in November.
University and college students from across Washington state are taking on leadership roles in defending the new marriage equality law.
More than two dozen schools now have chapters of Students United for Marriage, which is affiliated with the coalition group Washington United for Marriage.
The SUM teams are recruiting volunteers, registering voters and helping with other get-out-the-vote efforts.
This week alone, more than 20 student phone banks will be held across the state and canvassing will take place on or near all of the campuses with SUM chapters.
The students come from smaller community colleges such as Green River Community College and Spokane Falls Community College, from Jesuit and Catholic institutions such as Seattle University and Gonzaga University, and from large state schools such as the University of Washington and Washington State University.
To learn more about SUM or find a SUM chapter near you, visit the group’s Facebook page.
HRC is proud to have been a founding member of the campaign to pass marriage equality in Washington State, working side-by-side with state partners. You can sign up here to volunteer with HRC to help mobilize supporters of marriage equality in Washington or donate to HRC’s special fund to direct 100 percent of your contribution to Approve Referendum 74.