Sunday, September 6, 2009

Organizing for Marriage Equality

With the passage of Proposition 8 last year, marriage equality was dealt a fierce blow in California.  But the experience has taught proponents of equal rights that we need to fight harder and differently to win both the next battle and the fight for gay marriage.  Both my partner and I are committed to winning this fight - our love and the opportunity for us to legally marry has thrown the injustice in sharp relief, and we are actively searching for ways to express our support for this cause throughout our wedding planning process.

This upcoming weekend in Los Angeles offers us, and other committed individuals and couples, the chance to learn how to effectively organize a grassroots campaign, specifically in support of marriage equality.

OUTWest Boot Camp will train and engage activists in fundamental political campaign organizing skills, ranging from fundraising, to community organizing, to communications to political organizing.  This two-day interactive workshop will take place at USC from 8:30 am - 5:30 pm on Sept 12-13. Registration is only $11, though larger donations will help support the Courage Campaign's cause.

I have a background in political organizing, and I'm looking forward to putting it to use for such an important civil rights cause.  To find out more about how to join the fight by registering for next weekend's workshops, please visit OUTWest Boot Camp.

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