RRC Calendar of Events

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Rally for All Families May 5 in Harrisburg

Join Equality Advocates Pennsylvania, the Value All Families Coalition and the Faith Coalition for Pennsylvania Families at a rally against the anti-family constitutional Amendment. Last session, we held the largest LGBT rally at the Capitol with more than 400 people in attendance. Our goal this year is to have more than 500 Pennsylvanians attend. Legislators and organizations opposing SB 1250 will speak against the legislation and the media will be invited to cover the rally.

All attendees are encouraged to visit their legislators that day. There will be a training session at 11:00 AM to discuss the legislation and visiting your elected officials. The training location will be announced soon -- please visit our website for an update on the location.

There may be buses or vans from different areas of the state leaving that morning and due to arrive in Harrisburg in time for the training. More information will be on our website as this develops. If you have any questions about transportation, email Equality Advocates at info@equalitypa.org.

If you have any questions about the hearing, Rally for All Families or SB 1250 moving forward, contact me at ssobel@equalitypa.org or at (215) 731-1447 ext 11. Thank you.

Join us at the Rally in Harrisburg to Defeat SB 1250. Rainbow Rose Community is planning a bus trip to Harrisburg on Monday, to help fight SB 1250.

We will be leaving Monday Morning at 9:00AM from the AC Moore Parking Lot at the Lancaster Shopping Center. We are expecting to leave Harrisburg by 3:00PM

AC Moore Arts & Crafts Store
1515 Lititz Pike
Lancaster, PA 17601
(717) 291-1140

Cost is $20 per person for round trip to Harrisburg Rally and back

Please contact info@RainbowRoseCommunity.org to reserve your seat on the bus.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Join us at the Rally to Defeat Senate Bill 1250

Please share this information with your friends, family and group members

Senate Bill 1250, the so-called “Marriage Protection Amendment,” would write discrimination against gays and lesbians into the Pennsylvania constitution by denying them marriage rights, civil unions or other equivalents to marriage. The language of the proposed bill could even take away existing rights from unmarried straight couples.

This bill has passed the Judiciary Committee by a 10–4 vote and soon will be passed to the Appropriations Committee. Now is the time to end discrimination against GLBT families and stop SB 1250 in its tracks. Join the fight for equal status, under the law, for unmarried families and say no to SB 1250. Make your voice heard Sunday, April 27, 2008 at the Rally to Defeat Senate Bill 1250.

Held at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Lancaster
538 West Chestnut Street, Lancaster
Sunday, April 27, 2008 from 2–4pm
• Hear guest speakers from Lancaster County and around the State
• Send a Red Card to your elected officials asking them to vote no on SB 1250
• Sign the petition to stop SB 1250 from moving forward
• Join the Marriage Equality Team, taking our cause directly to the Senate in Harrisburg
• Meet with local community leaders
• Learn how to set up meetings with elected officials and let them know why it’s important to vote no on SB 1250
• Join political action groups to elect officials who will oppose SB 1250

Red Card Campaign
The main focus of this event is to ask our elected officials to VOTE NO on SB 1250. Red postcards with the slogan “Equal Rights Include Marriage,” and a letter to elected officials on the back, will be available for you to sign at the rally. Postcards will be collected and delivered by the Marriage Equality Team directly to the Senate in Harrisburg.

If you would like more information on the rally, would like to volunteer or would like to be included on the speaker’s list, please visit www.rainbowrosecommunity.org or contact us at info@rainbowrosecommunity.org.

Rally sponsored by
Rainbow Rose Community – www.rainbowrosecommunity.org
Lancaster Pride 2008 – www.lancasterpride2008.org
Rainbow EqUUality Advocates – http://www.harrisburguu.org/Lay-Led/freedom2marry.asp
Central PA League of Humane Voters – www.lohvpa.org
Interweave, Unitarian Universalist Church of Lancaster – www.icanfixphotos.com/interweave/interweave.html
Vision of Hope Metropolitan Community Church – www.visionofhopemcc.org

Monday, March 31, 2008

The Legacy of Matthew Shepard

Date: 04/03/2008
Time: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Multipurpose Room, Student Memorial Center, Millersville University

Through her national speaking program, Judy Shepard shares Matthew's values of respect and dignity for others. She is determined to make a difference - to do what she can to ensure that no other parent will have to endure what she has. Judy speaks to audiences nationwide about what they can do to make their schools and communities more accepting of everyone, regardless of sex, national origin, race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression. This program has been presented to over one million people at colleges, high schools, universities, churches, businesses and symposiums worldwide.

The talk will be held in the Student Memorial Center - Multipurpose Room. It is free and open to the public.

Contact Info:
Claire Leidig
Email - clleidig@marauder.millersville.edu