DeVote Campaign Talks to Out4Immigration's All-Volunteer Same-Sex Couples
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.
VISIT THE O4I BLOG TO READ ABOUT OUR WORK AND ACTIONS TO END DISCRIMINATION AGAINST SAME-SEX BINATIONAL COUPLES.
Let's Keep the Pressure On: Other Actions You Can Take This Week
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!
We are a volunteer grassroots organization that addresses the widespread discriminatory impact of U.S. immigration laws on the lives of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and HIV+ people and their families through education, outreach, advocacy and the maintenance of a resource and support network.
NO U.S. citizen should be forced to choose between country and partner!