For Immediate Release

Organization Profile: 
Contact: 

Vaishalee Raja, Communications Director
PHONE: (916) 284-9187
EMAIL: vaishalee@eqca.org

Equality California to Bring Over 2,000 Californians to Sacramento for Lobby Day

Diverse Group of Volunteers will Ask Legislators to Support the Invalidation of Prop 8

SACRAMENTO -  

What:
Equality California is sponsoring Lobby Day where a diverse group of
volunteers and activists will urge legislators to support Equality
California-sponsored companion resolutions SR 7 (Leno) and HR 5
(Ammiano), in the State Senate and Assembly. The resolutions would put
the legislature on record as opposing Prop 8 as an invalid revision to
the California Constitution. More than 2,000 volunteers have already
registered to participate.

When: Tuesday, February 17, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
10:30 a.m.: Assembly judiciary committee hearing on HR 5
12:15 p.m. Rally
12:30 p.m. Senate Judiciary hearing on SR 7
1-4 p.m.: lobby visits

Where: California State Capitol, 10th Street and Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA 95814

Who:
Lobby day will bring together diverse civil rights and faith leaders,
community members and allies from across the state and a number of
elected officials, including Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco),
Senator Christine Kehoe (D-San Diego), Senator Gloria Romero (D-Los
Angeles), State Assemblymember John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles)
Assemblymember Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco), and Assemblymember Bonnie
Lowenthal (D-Long Beach).

Lobby Day will follow a
series of coordinated actions supporting marriage for same-sex couples
over President's Day weekend. On
Monday, February 16, EQCA will also co-sponsor a rally with Equality
Action NOW, Marriage Equality USA, and California Outreach at the
Capitol.

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