Most of us were exhilarated last week at the election results here in Pennsylvania. It was a resounding rejection of the politics of hate and division. It was an affirmation of hope over fear.
Unfortunately, the results were bittersweet, especially in California, where Proposition 8 overturned the right of same-sex couples to marry and wrote discrimination into the state’s constitution.
Even though we are 3,000 miles away, we can show our outrage at the denial of civil rights and express our solidarity with gays, lesbians and their supporters in California who have vowed to fight to overturn Prop 8. Here are 3 things you can do:
1) Join in one of the public protests in Pennsylvania on Saturday November 15.
Philadelphia, 1:30-4:00 PM, City Hall Plaza http://jointheimpact.wetpaint.com/page/Philadelphia?t=anon
Pittsburgh, 1:30, Schenley Plaza, 4100 Forbes Avenue http://jointheimpact.wetpaint.com/page/Pittsburgh
Erie, 1:30, Erie County Courthouse, 140 W 6th St http://jointheimpact.wetpaint.com/page/Erie
(Sunday, November 16) Allentown, 1:00-3:00, City Hall, Hamilton and 7th Sts. http://jointheimpact.wetpaint.com/page/Allentown
(Sunday, November 23) Harrisburg, 1:00, Capitol Building steps, http://jointheimpact.wetpaint.com/page/Harrisburg
2) Join Keystone Progress’ action alert list to keep informed about this issue and other important progressive news. It’s free and easy to join. Just go to http://www.keystoneprogress.org/ to sign up. While you’re there, sign the petition to reinstate protections for LGBT people in PA. http://www.keystoneprogress.org/page/s/0808pahatecrime
3) Forward this email to everyone you know who cares about equality for ALL people in Pennsylvania and the United States.
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