June 22, 2004
HRC to Launch ‘Fahrenheit 9/11’ Blitz in D.C. and More than a Dozen Cities
'With a mid-July vote on the Federal Marriage Amendment, it is crucial that we energize our base and our allies,' said HRC President Cheryl Jacques.
WASHINGTON - On Friday, June 25, the Human Rights Campaign will be kicking off its Fahrenheit 9/11 Audience Outreach campaign. HRC members and volunteers will be attending the opening of Michael Moore's latest film to mobilize voters and educate likely allies in the fight to defeat the Federal Marriage Amendment and President Bush. HRC will have a presence in more than 15 cities across the U.S., including Indianapolis St. Louis Philadelphia and Dayton, Ohio.
"With a mid-July vote on the Federal Marriage Amendment, it is crucial that we energize our base and our allies," said HRC President Cheryl Jacques. "We are going to reach out to allied voters wherever they are, even at the movies."
HRC will have a presence at the Washington premiere of the film on Wednesday, June 23, with "You're Fired" placards, stickers and Pledge to Vote forms.
Teams of volunteers will be handing out "George W. Bush: You're Fired" stickers and signs, asking moviegoers to pledge to vote, and explaining how important it is to work to defeat both the Federal Marriage Amendment and President Bush this November. While HRC is not endorsing the film, we are working to connect with allied voters and audiences.
"HRC is reaching out to the Fahrenheit 9/11 audience, which likely shares our community's goal of defeating George W. Bush in November," explained Jacques.
The Human Rights Campaign is the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender political organization with members throughout the country. It effectively lobbies Congress, provides campaign support and educates the public to ensure that LGBT Americans can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community.