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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


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

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. Perez (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

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.