Monday, August 31, 2009

Public Endorsement of the National Equality March on Washington, October 10–11, 2009

Public Endorsement of the National Equality March on Washington,
October 10–11, 2009

As we watch the continued struggle for equality across the US, we also can not deny THE EXPLOSION of grass-roots activism that continues to galvanize our movement for full equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.

As members of every race, class, faith and community, we see the struggle for LGBT equality as part of a larger movement for peace and social justice. Our emerging civil rights movement is mobilizing for a National Equality March on Washington, October 11, 2009, in Washington, D.C. behind the single demand: “Equal protection in all matters governed by civil law in all 50 states. We will accept no less and will work until it is achieved. Equality Across America exists to support grassroots organizing in all 435 Congressional Districts to achieve full equality.” There will be multiple events planned throughout the weekend and we hope that you will visit our website to learn more

As with other struggles of the oppressed and exploited in this nation’s history, LGBT people are looking to draw solidarity from a broad range of individuals and organizations representing the needs and demands of others. In this vein, the National Equality March is asking you and/or your organization to sign on as an endorser for the October 11, 2009 National Equality March on Washington and to do whatever is in your power to publicize, mobilize for and support this national organizing effort. To do so, please email your name, title, organization affiliation and contact info, as well as your logo. You may also go to our Web site at and sign up.

The old labor slogan so aptly expresses our need for solidarity in order to win social and economic justice: An Injury to One is an Injury to All! Please sign onto this statement by email or by visiting our website, no later than August 15, if you’d to be listed on the national press release announcing individual and organizational endorsements we have secured. We would love for you to use the attached language on your website to help promote the march to your community of support. Please feel free to modify the language and encourage your allies and members to join us in D.C.

In Solidarity,

National Equality March Steering Committee

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