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This Saturday (December 20th) the thousands of amazing volunteers at Join The Impact are working hard to host another national event - shedding the light of equality on our movement!
Please join us to Light Up the Night for Equal Rights!
Peaceful candlelight vigils will be held at commercial centers in cities across the country in honor of the rights lost to Proposition 8 and the many rights that have remained non-existent for 1 in 10 US citizens.
This event will help us build allies and bridge the gap of understanding for those that oppose us. Far too many are not aware of the rights and legal protections that members of the LGBTQ community are not afforded and heterosexual citizens enjoy. Awareness will give way to understanding and acceptance. Many who oppose us do not hate us, they just do not understand what we are fighting for. These are allies waiting to happen. We are encouraging those involved to make this an opportunity for outreach and education. As part of the outreach, we are providing everyone with the "5 Rights Holiday Card" to pass out to shoppers. This cordial holiday card states just 5 of the many rights not afforded to our community. These include the right to fight for one's country, US citizen sponsorship of one's partner, legal guardianship over one's child, job protections based on sexual orientation (not available in 30 states), and federal as well as state-wide civil marriage.
Please join us in making an impact on our nation!
Help us spread the word by passing this on to at least 10 friends.
To get involved, please visit your City Page and search for an event in your area. If there is not an event yet planned, simply join the impact and volunteer to organize in your city. Organizing is extremely easy and we have already done a great deal of the leg work for you. Don't hesitate to reach out with questions by emailing the moderators of our site.
Happy Holidays & Equality to All... and to All a BRIGHT Night!
Amy is the co-founder of JoinTheImpact.com a net-roots LGBTQ activist org focused on equal rights throughout the nation. In her spare time (if there ever is any) she is a total film nerd, loves TV shows like The Office and 30 Rock, plays Scrabble (again, nerd), and loves to go to wine tastings. She also has been a professional Search Engine Marketer for too many years to count.