This Morning in Albany
June 24, 2011 by Marty Rouse, National Field Director
With no action in the New York Senate last night, the fate of marriage equality legislation could be decided today. Our HRC team huddled at 9 o’clock this morning to plan for our day at the Capitol. I told them, "Yesterday was a dry run; today should be the day of the vote."
While we are hopeful about a vote today, it is not guaranteed. Senators continue to wrestle with thorny issues including property taxes and rent control in New York City. Our team may be physically and emotionally weary, but they remain resolute and even exhilarated to be here to be a part of history. We remain steadfast in our demand that the Senate uphold its obligation to the people of the State of New York and allow a vote on marriage equality and other legislative business before concluding the session and leaving town.
We still have phone calls to make, constituents to mobilize, and Capitol hallways to fill with proud, and yes, loud supporters of equality.
New Yorkers and folks across the country can still take action to help secure a final vote on marriage equality.
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Photo 1: A scene from the halls of the Capitol yesterday
Photo 2: (L-R) HRC Senior Regional Field Organizer David Turley, openly gay New York Assemblyman Harry Bronson (D-Rochester), and HRC New Media Director Kevin Nix
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