Thursday, October 17, 2013

Marriage Equality USA: Night of Action for Freedom to Marry in Hawaii


Marriage Equality USA is pleased to announce that marriage equality advocates around the country now have the opportunity to make a real difference in making the freedom to marry a reality in Hawaii. On Thursday, October 24th at 7:30pm PT, the National Equality Action Team is having a national “night of action” for Hawaii in which volunteers can phone bank from home and other locations.

The National Equality Action Team (NEAT) is a nearly 50-member action-oriented coalition of national, regional, state and local organizations chaired by MEUSA.

Tracy Hollister, MEUSA Program Manager explained: "Just as loving, committed couples' genders should not restrict their freedom to marry; neither should their state of residence. The rest of the country, particularly National Equality Action Team (NEAT) partners and volunteers on the West Coast, who are in a better position to phone bank for Hawaii, stands with Hawaii in their historic bid for marriage equality."

“We are excited that fair-minded people on the West Coast and around the country can easily make a difference simply by going to www.theneat.org and signing up,” said MEUSA Board Member Brendan Brawner. “Even in New York, the ‘city that never sleeps,’ we will have an in-person luau phone bank party happening live in Times Square at 10:30pm ET on October 24th.”

Brian Silva, MEUSA Executive Director, concluded: "Since 1991, Hawaii has been at the forefront of the fight for equal rights for LGBT families. Today, MEUSA takes another important step as an early member of the Hawaii United for Marriage coalition by organizing supporters across the country to take action in support of our friends and family in the Aloha State."
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