Post submitted by Eva Kendrick, former HRC Alabama State Manager
On Wednesday, Feb. 28, Equality Voters from across Alabama descended on the Alabama State House for HRC and Equality Alabama’s annual Equality Lobby Day.
Advocates from as far as Florence, Anniston and Mobile gathered in Montgomery to ask their Alabama House and Senate members to support LGBTQ-inclusive non-discrimination protections in housing, employment and public accommodations, and to tell their elected officials what being an “Equality Voter” means to them.
As we reach the final stretch of the 2018 Alabama legislative session, HRC and our coalition partners are amplifying the message to legislators that Equality Voters - LGBTQ voters and their allies - are fired up and ready to vote in 2018. With more than 200,000 Equality Voters across the the state, we know our members and supporters can be powerful voices in the chorus of persons calling on our political leaders of both parties to make Alabama an inclusive and welcoming place for all.
Although we are making great strides, from passing the state’s first municipal non-discrimination ordinance to saying #NoMoore and electing Doug Jones to the U.S. Senate, we need continued advocacy to ensure our progress and to move closer to securing the statewide non-discrimination protections our communities so desperately need.
If you are interested in joining HRC’s legislative and community advocacy efforts, please contact Richard Caban Cubero, HRC Alabama Field Organizer, at email@example.com.