Equality California to Celebrate First-Ever Harvey Milk Day With Statewide Canvasses on Marriage Equality

For Immediate Release

Contact: 

Vaishalee Raja, Communications Director
916-284-9187 vaishalee@eqca.org
Jorge Amaro, Communications Manager
562-964-3591 jorge@eqca.org

Equality California to Celebrate First-Ever Harvey Milk Day With Statewide Canvasses on Marriage Equality

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -

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

 

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Equality California is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, grassroots-based, statewide advocacy organization whose mission is to achieve equality and civil rights for all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Californians.

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