Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The Video Everyone is Talking About

DeVote Campaign Talks to Out4Immigration's All-Volunteer Same-Sex Couples

Gina and Katie

A group of our volunteers took part in a video by the DeVote Campaign, a project led by filmmaker Brynn Gelbard. DeVote is rooted in the conviction that the LGBT community will acquire equal rights if we stand together and share our true stories of love, courage and triumph.

We know the strength of our argument for the equal right to sponsor our partners for green cards lies in the telling of our stories. We thank Brynn and the DeVote Campaign for capturing several of our stories and expertly weaving them together to make the case that justice denied to one group of people is justice denied to all. Please re-post and re-circulate this video in your efforts to raise awareness and make change.


Let's Keep the Pressure On: Other Actions You Can Take This Week

Online activism: Sign our petition to the United States Citizen and Immigration Service (USCIS)urging them to stop denying green cards to loving and committed couples as well as our weekly petition for Congressional and Executive Support of the Uniting American Families Act (UAFA) - we got 2 new co-sponsors last week from this effort. We have added 7 new co-sponsors in total since we re-launched our weekly petition campaign last month.

Harvey Milk Festival, Sarasota, FL, May 21: Join O4I volunteer Shannon Fortner, organizer of this 2nd annual festival for equal rights. Shannon pulls together an amazing cross-section from her community to put on this all-day festival. If you are in the area, please sign up at the HMFS websiteto volunteer and please help spread the word about this event.

Buy a song to help our cause: Musician Sean Chapin has written a song about same-sex binational relationships called "Sing Me a Lullaby" now available on iTunes. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the song will go to Out4Immigration. You can view the song's video here.

Stay tuned: To our Yahoo! Groups list, Facebook page or follow us on Twitter to keep up with breaking news and urgent actions. It seems something is happening to tear down the barriers same-sex binational couples face every day. Be a part of the change!

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