Weekend of Action in Annapolis
November 17, 2011 by HRC staff
Post submitted by Jess Osborn, Former HRC Staff
This past weekend Marylanders for Marriage Equality took action in Annapolis. On Saturday we attended an arts festival; the weather was chilly yet sunny, making it a great day to set up a table and spread awareness about passing marriage equality for gay and lesbian loving and committed couples and families. There were hundreds of people walking up and down West St., many of whom stopped to sign our postcards. In total, we collected 140 postcards.
On Sunday we went to church, the Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis, and tabled both of their services. An open and affirming church, the congregants of the UU church were more than willing to sign up for marriage equality. Every month the church picks a theme, and for the month of November the theme is democracy. That theme directly relates to our work as we strive to educate the community and encourage them to take action by contacting their legislators. We asked everyone to both write hand-written letters and make calls to their legislators. We collected 106 postcards that day and signed up several congregants to attend our weekly phone bank, on Tuesdays at 5:30pm, which is held right there at their church.
To find out how you can get involved with the campaign please contact Jess Osborn at Jessica.firstname.lastname@example.org.
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