1) Pride Booth:We are sharing booth space with two great allies, Marriage Equality USA and GetEQUAL, at the Civic Center on Saturday June 23 and Sunday June 24 from 11am to 6pm.
Can you volunteer for a 1- or 2-hour shift? Please contact Chris Barnett at email@example.com to schedule your time and volunteer at the booth! Like we did in Sacramento last weekend, we will be taking photos for our United by Love Divided by Law Tumblr Blog. We also tell people about Out4Immigration, explain the situation same-sex binational couples face and distribute our literature. It's lots of fun and a great way to meet other people dedicated to full federal equality and repealing DOMA!
Anyone who can is encouraged toattend the training session (about 60 minutes and very fun). Please let Erik Schnabel, firstname.lastname@example.org know once you have completed the training. Failing to have at least 6 monitors trained means we are not allowed to march at the parade.
3) SF Pride Paradeis on June 24th. Come march with us on Pride Sunday down Market Street! We will be carrying our broken heart signs and passing out "green cards" and stickers along the route. We know that most people have a few organizations that they would like to march with, but we hope you will commit to marching with us this year! We are still awaiting information about the meeting area and the meeting time from the SF Pride committee. As soon as we have it we will post it on our Facebook page and Yahoo group.
4) "I Do" Screening at Frameline. "I Do" is a film written by and starring David W. Ross. It is the first feature film about same-sex binational couples and Out4Immigration's Amos Lim will talk about the immigration discrimination faced by same-sex binational couples prior to the screening. A short Q&A will be held after the film. You can find information about the movie and buy tickets here.
5) Frameline Screening: We also have free tickets to Frameline screenings (All of them are for afternoon screenings). If you are interested in attending any of the screenings (check out the schedule here: http://out4immigration.org/immigration/calendar.html), please let Amos (email@example.com) know. Tickets are available on first-come, first-serve basis and priority will be given to those who volunteer for Pride events listed above.
A group of Out4Immigration volunteers had a wonderful time working the
Sacramento Pride booth last Saturday, June 2. Many thanks to Gina Caprio and
her sister, Monica Caprio, for organizing the event and putting the booth
together. Many thanks also goes to Dennis Veite (from GetEQUAL) and Out4Immigration's Kathy
Drasky and Amos Lim for volunteering their time at the booth.
the activities that we conducted at the booth was to display the pictures
submitted so far to our United by Love Divided by Law Tumblr Blog and
to get more people to pose for a picture with a supportive statement or
their own personal stories. We took more than 30 pictures and they will be rolled out over the next few weeks.
We are an all-volunteer, grassroots organization – and we rely on your kind donations throughout the year to help us stand with our allies GetEQUAL and Stop the Deportations at rallies for couples like Henry & Josh and Alex & Doug. We march in parades, attend conferences and speak at community events. Every time we make contact with someone, we share our printed materials like our stickers and fact sheets to let people know who we are, the challenges we are facing and what needs to change so that all loving and committed couples have the same rights and opportunities to live their lives together.
Any donation by you will be used to increase our presence – at events and online – until we have full federal equal immigration rights.
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!