On July 14th, a group of 40 young adults from across the country will gather in Albany, NY before beginning a trip to speak with state legislators and their constituencies about marriage equality. The group, known as the Right to Marry campaign, will bypass the state capitol and talk with elected officials and mix with the general public.
Aside from appointments in home districts, the members of Right to Marry will volunteer with local organizations, host potlucks and picnics, participate in County Fairs, and attend religious services. Sunday, July 22nd, has been designated as the Right to Marry Townhall Sunday with events scheduled to take place in Niagara Falls, Canton, New Paltz, and New York City.
“This is a necessary exercise in making democracy work at all levels, from Congress to neighborhoods, as young adults continue to the push for marriage equality across the country, not just in the vanguard states like New York and California. The future of our families cannot and will not to be decided without our consent,” says Haven Herrin, Right to Marry co-director.
Soulforce Q is the young adult division of Soulforce, a social justice organization that works to end political and religious oppression of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people through relentless nonviolent resistance.