Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Support the NAACP’s Opposition to Prop 8

A letter from Kate Kendell, Esq., Executive Director
National Center for Lesbian Rights

You may have heard the great news recently that the NAACP came out in support of the California legislature’s resolution against Prop 8. NAACP national board chair Julian Bond and President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous urged passage of House Resolution 5 and Senate Resolution 7, resolutions calling for the invalidation of Prop 8.

The NAACP has been a long-time supporter of full equality for all citizens, and their stance on marriage equality is just further evidence of their deep and abiding commitment to equal rights. Their leadership throughout the fight for marriage equality has been invaluable. Having such a visible and powerful ally has transformed the conversation about marriage equality, not just in California, but across the nation. We are deeply indebted to the NAACP for their vocal support, which is why we need you to speak up and show your support ASAP. The resolutions are expected to be voted on by March 2nd.

Here are a few ways you can get involved:

Contact your NAACP State Conference president, local NAACP Branch president, and anyone else within the NAACP:
4805 Mt. Hope Drive
Baltimore MD 21215

Toll Free: (877) NAACP-98
Local: (410) 580-5777

Post a note on the NAACP page on Facebook
We would not be where we are today without the strength and support of our allies. Please take the time to thank them.

In Solidarity,

Kate Kendell, Esq.
Executive Director
National Center for Lesbian Rights