More than 140 lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and allied Groups to Hold “Equality Summit” to Win Back Marriage
Posted on January 15, 2009
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Representatives of over 140 organizations will join together with elected leaders, including members of the California LGBT Legislative Caucus, for the California Equality Summit, to collaborate, share best practices, and plan next steps in the struggle to win back marriage for same-sex couples in California. In addition, researcher David Binder will release and present the results of a study on Prop. 8 voting patterns and influences.
A variety of groups will attend ranging from leading LGBT-rights organizations like Equality California to pioneer allied civil rights groups such as the N.A.A.C.P to new internet activists like Join the Impact and Equality Action Now. The Summit’s keynote speaker, civil rights attorney Eva Paterson, founder of Equal Justice Society, will discuss moving beyond myths about race and moving forward with an inclusive movement. Elected officials confirmed to attend, include State Assemblymember John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles), State Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco), and State Senator Christine Kehoe (D-San Diego). For a complete list of event sponsors, visit www.eqca.org
“We want to bring together the largest and most diverse group of organizations and leaders possible so we can work together to win true equality for all Californians,” says Geoff Kors, Executive Director of Equality California, who conceived the summit as a way to coordinate efforts, maximize resources and foster activism.
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