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2010 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration and March Saturday, January 16, 2010 3:30pm - 5:45 pm Keynote Speaker: The Honorable Terrance Carroll, Colorado's Speaker of the House of Representatives Please meet at Armstrong Hall (14 E. Cache La Poudre St., Colorado College Campus) at 3:30 for the march, with celebration to follow. Questions? Contact Jennifer @ 719-660-1435
Thanks Amy Gillentine at the Colorado Springs Business Journal for reporting: The Human Rights Campaign released the first-ever “Buying for Equality” iPhone application. This guide will allow shoppers to access its guide for equality as they are shopping to see how hundreds of popular American brands are rated based on the businesses’ treatment of their LGBT employees. Now let's make the City of Colorado Springs eligible for inclusion on the "good list" by passing Plus One employee health benefits, which includes domestic partners (gay and straight)! Here is the latest Gazette Opinion piece in support.
A Celebration of History: Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day & Barack Obama's Inauguration January 18, 2010 Colorado Technical University, 4435 N. Chestnut St., Colorado Springs, CO Meet & Greet: 11:00 - 11:30am African American Resources: 11:30am - 12:30pm Lunch: 12:30pm - 1:30pm Cost: $25 per person Please RSVP by January 15, 2010 to Dr. James Tucker @ 719-528-1954
Our Plus One city employee health benefits proposal is in the news again today and the Gazette has posted an online poll about it. A strong showing of support in the poll and on the letters page of the Gazette could make the difference in showing City Council that there is enough public support to pass the plan. PLEASE ACT NOW! Vote for Plus One in the Gazette's online poll (click here and scroll down, in the right-hand column). Forward this and ask your friends and colleagues to do the same. Write to the City Council and ask them to pass Plus One. Click here for a list of City Council Members and contact information. You can also email all ...
Teaching Tolerance invites you to watch The People Speak, a documentary film based on the works of social activist and educator Howard Zinn, A People's History of the United States and Voices of a People's History of the United States, co-authored with Anthony Arnove and reviewed by Teaching Tolerance magazine. The People Speak features dramatic and musical performances of the letters, diaries and speeches of everyday Americans who spoke up for social change, equality and justice throughout U.S. history and helped form and protect the democracy we enjoy today. The words of suffragists, civil rights leaders, anti-war proponents and labor leaders ...
In 29 states, it’s still legal to fire someone because they’re gay. Just this month, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) was introduced in the U.S. Senate, which would make it illegal to fire, refuse to hire, or refuse to promote employees simply based on sexual orientation or gender identity. Some Senate members are trying to stop passage of this important legislation. Your Senators need to know that you support ending discrimination in the workplace.
Read the August edition of Freedom Watch Online to learn about the sneaky scare tactics extremists are using to quelch equal rights, diversity and health care in our community!
Activist Alert: Candidate Training - 6/30/2009