Friday, November 13, 2009

Western Mass. Equality Across America Founding Meeting

Sunday * Nov. 15 * 5pm

UMass - Amherst * Student Union 420a (next to WEB Dubois Library, a red brick skyscraper)

(ISO Office...enter, take a right and go up the stairs, go right down the hall, and then around the corner and we're on the 617-851-5354 if you need directions)

We brought 150 people from Western Mass down to the National Equality March to demand full equality now. Since then, we've been meeting and are continuing to organize to win full equality for LGBT people.

Thousands of people around the country are doing the same thing, and it's important that we work together to learn from each other, collaborate, and grow.

Equality Across America, which was formed out of organizing for the march, is a grassroots network of activists from across the country who share one demand: full equality for LGBT people NOW! We refuse to compromise or wait, because as Martin Luther King, Jr. said, "wait" almost always means "never."

The politicians aren't going to give us our rights; we need to demand them.

Several people who've been involved in the organizing so far have expressed interest in doing this, so, let's meet, officially found our chapter of Equality Across America, and plan our debut so that we can let others know we exist and encourage them to get involved!

Everyone who agrees that we need full civil equality, which includes marriage equality, an end to employment discrimination, the right to serve openly in the military, the right to give blood, and equal protection under the law is welcome!