- Hi, I m forwarding the message from the Gainesville Area NOW group regarding Amendment 2 and Canvassing this week. All newcomers and oldcomers are welcome!Message 1 of 1 , Oct 27, 2008View SourceHi,I'm forwarding the message from the Gainesville Area NOW group regarding Amendment 2 and Canvassing this week. All newcomers and oldcomers are welcome!JacqueDate: Mon, 27 Oct 2008 09:18:47 -0400
Subject: Defeating Amendment 2--This Thursday!
1. Thurs, Oct. 30: 6:30pm "Defeating Amendment 2" Panel Discussion. Pride Community Center (3131 NW 13th St, Suite 62—Liberty Center)
2. Sat, Nov. 1: 10am-2pm Canvassing at the Supervisor of Elections Office (111 SE 1st Ave)
1. "Defeating Amendment 2"
When: 6:30pm, Thursday, Oct. 30th
Where: Pride Community Center (3131 NW 13th St, Suite 62—Liberty Center)
The Gainesville Area National Organization for Women (NOW) recognizes that Amendment 2 threatens the recognition, protection and family benefits received by ALL couples in unmarried partnerships, effectively blocking civil unions and domestic partnerships currently recognized by many businesses, municipalities, and institutions.
Gainesville Area NOW Vice President, Anna Guest-Jelley says, "Amendment 2 affects our entire community; we all have a stake in anti-oppression work. Amendment 2 is an attempt to institutionalize oppression and legalize bigotry, and that's something none of us can afford. It is urgent that we create a more equitable future."
Gainesville Area NOW has organized a panel of three speakers: Gaby Madriz from Fairness for All Families, Anna Guest-Jelley from Gainesville Area NOW, and Shelbi Day, the staff Attorney from ACLU of Florida's LGBT Advocacy Project.
This event is co-sponsored by the Pride Community Center of North Central Florida, UF/SFCC Campus NOW, Mama Raga, the Alachua County Labor Party, the ACLU, the National Lawyers Guild, Gainesville Women's Liberation, and Fairness for All Families.
Join Gainesville Area NOW on Sat, Nov. 1 from 10am-2pm at the Supervisor of Elections Office (111 SE 1st Ave) to talk to voters about national health care and NOW! You can join us anytime from 10-2. No one will have to canvass alone. This is the last day of early voting, so let's get the word out about issues that are important to us!Store, manage and share up to 5GB with Windows Live SkyDrive. Start uploading now