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SISTERS, BROTHERS & ALLIES!!
DAY OF DECISION RALLY
TO CELEBRATE OR PROTEST THE CALIFORNIA SUPREME COURT PROP8 DECISION
TO BE ANNOUNCED TUESDAY MAY 26TH AT 10 AM Pacific Time
TUESDAY MAY 26TH from 2PM - 7PM
MONROE COUNTY COURTHOUSE SQUARE!!
100 W. 5TH STREET
Bring Rainbow Flags, Rainbow/American flags, posters, bullhorns,
candles (if we lose - god forbid).
When the CA Supreme Court announces their decision on Proposition 8, we must act! We are calling you to join us for a rally in celebration or protest on the day of the decision. Protests will occur NATIONWIDE and our voices will be heard! We hope that we will come together in celebration, but must know that even in celebration we have many more battles to win and need to unite on the day of decision in one loud voice.
TIME TO TAKE IT TO THE STREETS
An urgent national call for nonviolent direct action to achieve full equality
Today, we affirm that nonviolent strategies such as marches, vigils, demonstrations, public protests, and civil disobedience, seek to create what Dr. King called “healthy tension”. This constructive tension forces those who perpetuate injustice, and society as a whole, to pause, reflect, and consider the ugliness of their prejudices and the indecency embodied in their discrimination. In his Letter from Birmingham Jail, Dr. King wrote: “Nonviolent direct action seeks to create such a crisis and foster such a tension that a community which has constantly refused to negotiate is forced to confront the issue. It seeks so to dramatize the issue that it can no longer be ignored.”
In addition to Dr. King’s legacy, we remember that the nonviolent legacy of Mahatma Gandhi, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Audre Lorde, Barbara Deming, Bayard Rustin, Cesar Chavez, Dolores Huerta, Oscar Romero (and of course, HARVEY MILK) and countless others are deeply rooted in United States and world history. Nonviolent resistance continues to play a vital role in undermining the power of repressive political regimes.
We call on community organizers, activists, movement leaders, and all LGBTQ people across the nation to begin training the masses in nonviolent direct action. We have prepared a new online resource – www.nonviolence4equality.org – to assist in this vital task. As we resist injustice, we must avoid violence of the fist, tongue, and heart and remember that in truth we are challenging unjust systems, not people. In due course, we seek to be in community with those from whom we currently find ourselves divided.
We, the undersigned, call on LGBTQ and allied people everywhere to act with strength and integrity. Today, we reclaim nonviolent direct action as part of that process. Let’s understand that the vision of equality belongs to all of us and we are each responsible for taking action in pursuit of that dream. We all have the faculty to be powerful, influential, and prevailing. Let’s reinvest in our movement for social change and believe in our own capacity to effect that change. Let’s allow the boldness and hunger for justice to grow and contagiously spread to others.
Let’s take it to the streets
Tuesday, May 26th Day of Decision Location & Information
ORGANIZER CONTACT INFO
TIME & LOCATION
| Organizer: |
Name:Linda Giovanna Zambanini
| Rally: |
Time:2PM - 7PM
Place:Monroe Co Courthouse Square, Bloomington
If you can't make it at 2pm, We will be there ALL DAY. Please join us as soon as you are done with Work or School. We need EVERYONE out in FORCE to make this a success!!!
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The news has just been released that the California Prop8 decision will be announced at ~10am on TUESDAY MAY 26TH!
There will be rallies across the nation to celebrate or protest the decision.
Bring Rainbow Flags, Rainbow/American flags, posters, bullhorns, candles (if we lose - god forbid). Be ready for nonviolent civil disobedience if we lose. http://www.soulforce.org/wp/?page_id=1244
See you there!
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