Fair Marriage for All New Yorkers. Letter-Writing, Pizza and wine at the NYCLU’s NYC Office.
I was there taking pictures of families that support marriage fairness. This is how I celebrated 5 de Mayo! No, 5 de Mayo is not Mexican Independence Day. 5 de Mayo is to celebrate the defeat of the French troupes in 1862. In 2011 was the 149 anniversary!
Years ago, people used to write letters, now, we send emails, text messages and of course, facebook and twitter. Email and text messages are good, however a handwritten letter can be particularly persuasive to a lawmaker.
The New York City Liberties Union invited people to come to their offices, eat some pizza and write letters to some lawmakers in Albany, the capital of New York.
Photos have power, too and I was there to take the pictures. Thanks to the NYCLU for the opportunity. As some of you know, I love photography and I use it to support different causes. I also want to thank those people that ask me to take their photographs. Thanks to their support, I can take some time to support causes as marriage fairness for all.
Someday same sex couples will be able to marry just as interracial couples can get marry now. They could not do it many years ago because it was illegal.
The NYCLU is also inviting people to come to Albany on May 9 for Equality and Justice Day.
New Yorkers from across the state and political spectrum are uniting in support of fair marriage laws: 58 percent of New Yorkers support allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry, according to a recent Siena College poll. That’s a huge change since 2004, when 55 percent were opposed.
If you want to go with the NYCLU, they have buses: $25 buys a round-trip ticket, registration, lunch and entry to an afternoon reception with elected and advocates.
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