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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

More on the Impact Rally

More on the rally:

Fight the H8: Protest Proposition 8

Saturday, November 15
350 S. 5th St., downtown Minneapolis
(In front of the Hennepin County Government Center, next to the Light Rail)
Invite people on Facebook:

Board Room (3rd Floor), Coffman Memorial Union, University of Minnesota (East Bank), 300 Washington Ave. SE

While celebrations erupted Tuesday night over the election of the first African American president, many also watched in sadness as California, Arizona, and Florida voted down marriage equality for LGBT people. Since then, tens of thousands have taken to the streets to oppose this discrimination and declare that the right to marry the person you love is a fundamental human right, regardless of sexual orientation!

Saturday, November 15th has been called as a National Day of Action in support of LGBT rights ( Tens of thousands will protest all over the country, in every state, declaring our opposition to all forms of discrimination and demanding an end to homophobia – and to help launch a new civil rights movement, for full equality for gays, lesbians, and transgender people.

This is an issue of equal rights for all Americans! Stand up and make your voice heard! Join us in pressuring the California government to overturn Proposition 8 banning same-sex marriage.
SPREAD THE WORD! Please pass this e-mail on and alert your friends, classmates, co-workers, family members, progressive groups, etc.

Join our Facebook group and invite ALL your friends! -

For flyers, questions, etc. contact: / 617-599-3026

Minneapolis protest initiated by Socialist Alternative –
(To co-sponsor, and if your organization would like to speak or be involved, please be in touch! We are hoping to build a broad coalition of groups supporting this demonstration!)

For more info on the November 15th National Day of Action, visit

Outfront Minnesota commented on this in their newsletter, though they failed to provide specifics:

If You Plan to Protest California's Vote to Overturn Marriage Equality
OutFront Minnesota has received a number of inquiries about people who would like to protest California's vote last week which eliminated the civil rights of same-sex couples to marry. We know that people are quickly organizing multi-city protests at city halls and government buildings in the Twin Cities and nationwide this Saturday and possibly the following Saturday. Announcements of planned protests will be posted on our online calendar. There also a number of online-based protest activities you can join.

OutFront Minnesota supports peaceful, legal protests in response to the California vote.

Talking Points and Placard Suggestions:

Taking away rights is wrong
America is about equality for all
My Family is Equal
Marriage equality is a civil right
Defeat in California won't defeat the equality movement
Say no to hate
My family's rights are not subject to popular vote
California marriage vote was wrong
No H8 in our State
I am equal
I am not a second class citizen
Love will prevail
Justice and Equality for All Families

OutFront Minnesota recognizes and appreciates the need for GLBT equality supporters to come together and stand in solidarity in favor of civil rights for all Americans. We honor the desire of people to publicly congregate and declare that efforts to denigrate one group of people will not be tolerated and that our state will be committed to achieving equality for all people.

We also hope that these efforts inspire GLBT equality supporters to be active year round in moving the movement for justice forward. Check back to OutFront Minnesota's Action Center for ideas and ways to participate in this work for equality.

I will not be able to attend. If anyone attends this, please let me know how it goes. (How many showed up, what was said, etc.)