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Equality California to Celebrate First-Ever Harvey Milk Day With Statewide Canvasses on Marriage Equality
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - May 12 -
WHAT: In honor of the first-ever Harvey Milk Day, Equality California and its coalition partners will host a day of action where canvassers will go door to door to build support for the right for same-sex couples to marry.
Last year Governor Schwarzenegger signed into law the Harvey Milk Day bill, sponsored by Equality California and authored by Senator Mark Leno. The bill designated May 22 as a day of significance in honor of Harvey Milk, one of the nation's first openly LGBT elected officials.
WHEN: Saturday, May 22, 2010, see details below.
WHERE: Designated locations throughout the state; to learn more about Harvey Milk Day events in your area and event sponsors, visit: www.eqca.org/harveymilkday.
Los Angeles: 10 a.m., East Los Angeles Service Center, 133 N. Sunol Dr., Los Angeles, Speakers include Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black
San Francisco: 10 a.m., San Francisco LGBT Center, 1800 Market St, San Francisco, Speakers include Sen. Mark Leno and Assemblymember Tom Ammiano and and Cleve Jones.
Fresno: 10 a.m., Einstein Park, 3566 E. Dakota Ave, Fresno
Palm Springs: 1 p.m., Palm Springs Office, 314 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs
Riverside: 11 a.m., Inland Empire Office, 1410 3rd Street, Ste. 7, Riverside
Sacramento: 3 p.m., Rally at the State Capitol, 1109 L Street, Sacramento
San Diego: 12 p.m., San Diego Office, 4506 30th St., San Diego
San Jose: 12 p.m., Olinder Park, 18th and William Streets, San Jose
Sunday, May 23: 12 p.m., Orange County: Orange County Office, 1601 S Grand Ave, Suite F, Santa Ana