Monday, September 7, 2009

New York Gets Active on Behalf of Marriage Rights

New York's Governor David Patterson a strong ally committed to equality has signaled that a vote on marriage may come as early as this month! The Empire State Pride Agenda will be holding events throughout the state in an effort to re-engage people to pressure the legislature.

Below is a list of events and opportunities to help out through the state:

Buffalo

Labor Parade and Picnic – Buffalo AFL-CIO
Date: Monday, September 7
Time: Noon- 2 PM
Location: Parade begins at the corner of Abbott and Stevenson; picnic is at Cazenovia Park, Buffalo
Action: Volunteers will help circulate materials and collect letters in support of marriage and GENDA.
Contact: Todd Plank, (518) 271-2420 or (585) 880-2508, tplank@prideagenda.org

Music is Art Festival
Date: Saturday, September 12
Time: 10 AM - 10 PM
Location: Grounds outside the Albright Knox Gallery at 1285 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo
Action: Volunteers will help circulate materials and collect letters in support of marriage and GENDA.
Contact: Todd Plank, (518) 271-2420 or (585) 880-2508, tplank@prideagenda.org

Rainbow Pride Conference
Date: Saturday, September 12 and 13
Time: 11 AM - 8 PM
Location: Chautauqua Institute at 1 Ames Ave, Chautauqua
Action: Volunteers will help circulate materials and collect letters in support of marriage and GENDA.
Contact: Todd Plank, (518) 271-2420 or (585) 880-2508, tplank@prideagenda.org

Buffalo IMPACT Meeting
Date: Tuesday, September 15
Time: 6 PM
Location: Pride Center of WNY, 206 South Elmwood Ave., Buffalo
Contact: Todd Plank, (518) 271-2420 or (585) 880-2508, tplank@prideagenda.org

Primary Election Day - Polling Locations
Date: Tuesday, September 15
Time: TBA
Location: TBA
Action: Volunteers will help circulate materials and collect letters in support of marriage and GENDA.
Contact: Todd Plank, (518) 271-2420 or (585) 880-2508, tplank@prideagenda.org

Pride in the Pulpit Faith & Lay Leader Breakfast
Date: Wednesday, September 30
Time: 8:30 PM
Location: Unitarian Universalist Church of Buffalo, 695 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo
Contact: Todd Plank, (518) 271-2420 or (585) 880-2508, tplank@prideagenda.org

Capital District

Primary Election Day - Polling Locations
Date: Tuesday, September 15
Time: TBA
Location: TBA
Action: Volunteers will help circulate materials and collect letters in support of marriage and GENDA.
Contact: Ejay Carter, (518) 472-3330 ext 306 or ecarter@prideagenda.org

Phone Banking
Date: Wednesday-Friday, September 16, 17 and 18
Time: 5 – 8 PM
Location: TBD, Capital District Area
Action: Volunteers will phonebank constituents in key senate target districts to urge them to call their pivotal, crucial and influential Senators.
Contact: Sheilah Sable, (518) 472-3330 ext 303 or ssable@prideagenda.org

Larkfest
Date: Saturday, September 19
Time: 10 AM - 5:30 PM
Location: TBA (Larkfest takes place on Lark Street), Albany
Action: Volunteers will help circulate materials and collect letters in support of marriage and GENDA.
Contact: Ejay Carter, (518) 472-3330 ext 306 or ecarter@prideagenda.org

Capital District IMPACT Meeting
Date: Wednesday, September 23
Time: 6 PM
Location: Conference Room at the AFLCIO Headquarters, 100 Swan Street, Albany
Contact: Ejay Carter, (518) 472-3330 ext 306 or ecarter@prideagenda.org

Troy Night Out
Date: Friday, September 25
Time: 5 -7 PM
Location: River Street, Troy
Action: Volunteers will help circulate materials and collect letters in support of marriage and GENDA.
Contact: Ejay Carter, (518) 472-3330 ext 306 or ecarter@prideagenda.org

Central NY

New York State Fair
Date: Sunday, August 27 – Monday, September 7 (Volunteers needed to assist Stonewall Committee on all days; Pride Agenda will specifically staff the booth on September 3 from 10 AM - 2 PM)
Time: 10 AM -10 PM all days
Location: Stonewall Committee Booth, New York State Fair Grounds, 581 State Fair Blvd., Syracuse
Action: Volunteers are needed to help circulate materials and collect letters in support of marriage and GENDA at the Stonewall Committee Booth on all days of the State Fair. Check in With Stonewall Committee on all days except September 3, when the Pride Agenda will be staffing the booth.
Contact: Ejay Carter, (518) 472-3330 ext 306 or ecarter@prideagenda.org

Long Island

Pride in the Pulpit Community Meeting
Date: Wednesday, September 9
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Huntington, 109 Browns Rd., Huntington
Contact: Joanna Solmonsohn, (212) 627-0305 ext 103, (516) 993-4623 or jsolmonsohn@prideagenda.org; or Kate McDonough, (212) 627-0305 or kmcdonough@prideagenda.org

LIRR Visibility Activity
Date: Wednesday, September 9
Time: 7 -8:30 AM
Location: Ronkonkoma Train Station, Smithtown Ave. and Railroad Ave.
Action: Volunteers will circulate materials and collect letters in support of marriage.
Contact: Joanna Solmonsohn, (212) 627-0305 ext 103, (516) 993-4623 or jsolmonsohn@prideagenda.org

LIRR Visibility Activity
Date: Thursday, September 10
Time: 7 AM -8:30 AM
Location: Hicksville Train Station, Newbridge Rd. and West Barclay St.
Action: Volunteers will circulate materials and collect letters in support of marriage.
Contact: Joanna Solmonsohn, (212) 627-0305 ext 103, (516) 993-4623 or jsolmonsohn@prideagenda.org

Further volunteer opportunities will be scheduled on Long Island shortly. Please contact Joanna Solmonsohn, (212) 627-0305 ext 103, (516) 993-4623 or jsolmonsohn@prideagenda.org to learn more about how you can get involved.


New York City

NYC Pride in Our Union Committee Meeting
Date:
Tuesday, September 8
Time:
6:30 PM
Location:
SEIU 1199, 330 W. 42nd Street, Meeting Room, 7th Floor, New York City
Contact:
Sheilah Sable, (518) 472-3330 ext 303 or ssable@prideagenda.org

Express Bus Letter Collection

Date: Wednesday, September 9
Time: 6 – 8 PM
Location: 23rd Street & Madison Avenue (Midtown)
Action: Volunteers will help collect letters in support of marriage.
Contact: Matthew Brunner, (212) 627-0305 or mbrunner@prideagenda.org

Express Bus Letter Collection
Date: Thursday, September 10
Time: 6 – 8 PM
Location: TBD
Action: Volunteers will help collect letters in support of marriage.
Contact: Matthew Brunner, (212) 627-0305 or mbrunner@prideagenda.org

NYC Labor Day March
Date: Saturday, September 12
Time: 11 AM
Location: Near 5th Avenue and 44th Street
Action: Volunteers will be collecting letters in support of marriage and GENDA.
Contact: Matthew Brunner, (212) 627-0305 or mbrunner@prideagenda.org

Primary Election Day - Polling Locations
Date: Tuesday, September 15
Time: TBA
Location: TBA
Action: Volunteers will help circulate materials and collect letters in support of marriage and GENDA.
Contact: Kate McDonough, (212) 627-0305 ext 106 or kmcdonough@prideagenda.org

Pride in the Pulpit Faith Leaders of Color Meeting
Date: Wednesday, September 16
Time: 6 PM
Location: Middle Collegiate Church, 50 East 7th Street, Social Hall
Contact: Kate McDonough, (212) 627-0305 ext 106 or kmcdonough@prideagenda.org

Phone Banking
Date: Wednesday, September 16
Time: 5:30 – 8:30 PM
Location: TBD
Action: Volunteers will phonebank constituents in key senate target districts to urge them to call their pivotal, crucial and influential Senators.
Contact: Kate McDonough, (212) 627-0305 ext 106 or kmcdonough@prideagenda.org

Phone Banking
Date: Thursday, September 17 and Monday, September 21
Time: 5:30– 8:30 PM
Location: Empire State Pride Agenda office, 16 W 22nd St., 2nd Fl
Action: Volunteers will phonebank constituents in key senate target districts to urge them to call their pivotal, crucial and influential Senators.
Contact: Kate McDonough, (212) 627-0305 ext 106 or kmcdonough@prideagenda.org

Staten Island

Letter Collecting at Q Bar and Grill
Date: Friday, September 4
Time: 7:30 – 10 PM
Location: Q LGBT Night Club, 632 Midland Avenue, Staten Island
Action: Volunteers will help collect letters in support of marriage.
Contact: Matthew Brunner, (212) 627-0305 or mbrunner@prideagenda.org

Brooklyn

West Indian Parade/Carnival
Date: Monday, September 7
Time: 9:30 AM – 1 PM
Location: Buffalo Avenue & Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn
Action: Volunteers will help collect letters in support of marriage and GENDA.
Contact: Matthew Brunner, (212) 627-0305 or mbrunner@prideagenda.org

Queens

Clergy Breakfast
Come for a discussion on LGBT equality & expanding the LGBT faith-based movement in Queens.
Date: Tuesday, September 22
Time: 8:30 AM
Location: Church of the Redeemer, 30-14 Crescent Street, Astoria
Contact: Matthew Brunner, (212) 627-0305 or mbrunner@prideagenda.org

Rochester

Museum of Science
Date: Tuesday, September 8
Time: 5 – 6 PM
Location: 657 East Ave., Rochester
Action: Volunteers will help circulate materials and collect letters in support of marriage and GENDA.
Contact: Todd Plank, (518) 271-2420 or (585) 880-2508, tplank@prideagenda.org

Clothesline Art Festival
Date: Saturday and Sunday, September 12 and 13
Time: Saturday, 10 AM - 6 PM;, Sunday, 10 AM - 5 PM
Location: Memorial Art Gallery of U of R, 500 University Ave., Rochester
Action: Volunteers will help circulate materials and collect letters in support of marriage and GENDA.
Contact: Todd Plank, (518) 271-2420 or (585) 880-2508, tplank@prideagenda.org

Primary Election Day - Polling Locations
Date: Tuesday, September 15
Time: TBA
Location: TBA
Action: Volunteers will help circulate materials and collect letters in support of marriage and GENDA.
Contact: Todd Plank, (518) 271-2420 or (585) 880-2508, tplank@prideagenda.org

Rochester IMPACT Meeting
Date: Wednesday, September 16
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Downtown United Presbyterian Church, 121 North Fitzhugh St., Rochester
Contact: Todd Plank, (518) 271-2420 or (585) 880-2508, tplank@prideagenda.org

Pride in the Pulpit Faith & Lay Leader Breakfast
Date: Tuesday, September 22
Time: 8:30 AM
Location: First Universalist Church of Rochester, 150 South Clinton Ave., Rochester
Contact: Todd Plank, (518) 271-2420 or (585) 880-2508, tplank@prideagenda.org

Southern Tier

Labor Picnic in Stewart Park
Date: Monday, September 7
Time: Noon – 2 PM
Location: Stewart Park, Gardner Parkway, Ithaca
Action: Volunteers will help circulate materials and collect letters in support of marriage and GENDA.
Contact: Ejay Carter, (518) 472-3330 ext 306 or ecarter@prideagenda.org

Letter Collecting in Finger Lakes Region
Date: Saturday, September 12
Time: TBA
Location: Cayuga Lake
Action: Volunteers will help circulate materials and collect letters in support of marriage and GENDA.
Contact: Ejay Carter, (518) 472-3330 ext 306 or ecarter@prideagenda.org

Primary Election Day - Polling Locations
Date: Tuesday, September 15
Time: TBA
Location: TBA
Action: Volunteers will help circulate materials and collect letters in support of marriage and GENDA.
Contact: Ejay Carter, (518) 472-3330 ext 306 or ecarter@prideagenda.org

SPECTRA’s 6th Annual Film Event
Date: Saturday, September 19
Time: 5:00 - 7 PM
Location: Corning Museum of Glass (Auditorium), 1 Museum Way, Corning
Action: Volunteers will help circulate materials and collect letters in support of marriage and GENDA.
Contact: Ejay Carter, (518) 472-3330 ext 306 or ecarter@prideagenda.org

Ithaca Apple Harvest Festival
Date: Friday and Saturday, September 25-26
Time: Noon-6:30 PM
Location: Commons, Ithaca
Action: Volunteers will help circulate materials and collect letters in support of marriage and GENDA.
Contact: Ejay Carter, (518) 472-3330 ext 306 or ecarter@prideagenda.org

3 comments:

CrackerLilo said...

Thank you so much--I think I can do the phone banking! I hope hope hope this works out.

mollie said...

YES! so psyched

Madrid said...

that's cool ..John

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