|Protest Scheduled in Evansville, Indiana for Monday, 12 July
||[Jul. 12th, 2004|03:05 am]
A rally/protest has been organized to encourage tri-state citizens to call their senators and urge them to oppose the Federal Marriage Amendment*, an amendment to the U.S. Consitution that discriminates against same-sex couples by prohibiting their marriage to each other. The FMA goes to debate in the Senate on Wednesday, July 14th.|
The rally is scheduled for Monday, July 12th, from 4:00pm to 7:00pm (rush-hour). The location will be in Evansville, IN on Green River Rd. at Eastland Mall, by the Wendy's and the Chili's, across the street from the Family Christian Store. If we are told to move, our second location will be the wide part of the median in the center of the street in between Chili's and the Family Christian Store. Park in the back of the JC Penney parking lot, across from the Wendy's. (For directions, go to www.yahoo.com/maps/dd and enter "Virginia St. and Green River Rd., Evansville, IN" as your destination.)
BRING AS MANY PEOPLE AS YOU CAN.
Please bring a poster you made or an American flag to wave.
Jim Bunning 202-224-4343
Mitch McConnell 202-224-2541
Evan Bayh 202-224-5623
Richard Lugar 202-224-4841
Richard Durbin 202-224-2152
Peter Fitzgerald 202-224-2854
Oppose the Federal Marriage Amendment/FMA!
Call Your Senators Now/Today!
Take Action Now/Today!
Protect America's/Our Constitution
Help Stop the FMA/Federal Marriage Amendment!
We will also be handing out fliers with the senators' phone numbers and a link to the Human Rights Campaign's website, as well as pamphlets stating "8 Actions to Help with the Marriage Battle in Indiana."
Lastly, we need people to donate bottles of water. 12- and 24-pack cases are about $3-$5 anywhere you go. It's going to be hot Monday, so we'll get thirsty pretty quickly.
Five rules for this event: 1.) No horseplay; 2.) No obscene or vulgar language or gestures in ANY way shape or form; this includes written, spoken, and unspoken; 3.) Be respectful to EVERYONE, including the media, and especially those in favor of the amendment; 4.) If we are asked to move from private property, we will move to the median in the center of Green River Rd., in between Chili's and the Family Christian Store; 5.) Have FUN and show your PRIDE!
Thanks and hope to see you there!
Member Spectrum, University of Southern Indiana's Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Straight Alliance
Member Tri-State Alliance Youth Group, the Tri-State's GLBT Alliance for Youth
*What is the Federal Marriage Ammendment (FMA)?