Thursday, August 6, 2009

Change Comes Home - Congressional Meetings Initiative Announced

Equality Across America and Join The Impact are encouraging groups of LGBT people to meet with their elected Representative in their local district during the month of August.

"While our US Representatives return home for a month of recess, we will meet with them to share our stories and to build a national movement from the ground up. If you've never met with your Representative before, don't worry...there's nothing to be afraid of! It doesn't take any special skills or experience. It just takes a passion for equal rights, and a willingness to speak up for what's right."

Queer Justice League will be helping to coordinate meetings in New Jersey's 13th Congressional District (Hudson County also parts of Essex, Middlesex & Union Counties) with Representative Albio Sires; New York's 14th Congressional District (Manhattan's East Side - Roosevelt Island -Astoria/Sunnyside/Long Island City in Queens) with Representative Carolyn Maloney; and New York's 8th Congressional District(Manhattan's West Side - Borough Park, Sunset Park, Bay Ridge, Bensonhurst, Coney Island, Brighton Beach, Gravesend, Dyker Heights, Bath Beach, & Seagate in Brooklyn) with Representative Jerold Nadler. We have choosen these districts because most of our activism has been in these areas. QJL will also be working in coalition with existing groups in the NY-NJ Metro area to encourage participation in these local meetings through the creation of District Teams and also to garner support for the NATIONAL EQUALITY MARCH in October.

Please contact us directly to help with these meetings.

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