Post submitted by Dolores Covrigaru, HRC Greater New York Political Co-Chair:

HRC Greater New York; LGBT; Marriage equality; Same-sex marriage
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2013 has been a very busy year for HRC’s Greater New York Steering Committee and LGBT activists and allies around the country.  Here in New York City we have had many phonebanks throughout the year for non-discrimination and marriage campaigns.

We have a great partnership with Marriage Equality USA and continue to partner with them for our New York City phonebanks in Times Square at 1199 SEIU. We have made critical phone calls for many campaigns including the campaign to pass GENDA, New York’s long overdue gender identity non-discrimination law, and marriage campaigns in Rhode Island, New Jersey, Illinois and now Indiana. We are working to help fair-minded Indianans block passage of a horrible anti-marriage bill.

In Indiana we’re fighting against HJR-6, a resolution to put a constitutional amendment on the ballot in 2014 that would permanently take away protections for gay and lesbian Hoosier families, including the ability to share health insurance or visit each other in the hospital. The legislature could consider the resolution soon after returning in January, making the coming weeks crucial in our fight to stop this harmful amendment.

Our phonebanks in NYC with Marriage Equality USA are a great way to help our friends and family in Indiana and in other states and campaigns across the country. Every phone call, every conversation, each transfer makes a difference.

We've engaged a strong team of activists in 2013, and I look forward to the continued growth of our awesome team and the victories ahead in the year to come.

Happy Holidays and we hope to see you in the New Year. Let's continue to thrive and change hearts and minds one conversation at a time!

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HRC Greater New York; LGBT; Marriage equality; Same-sex marriage
Photo by Marilyn Abalos

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