HRC to plan local meetings with Michigan legislators

By |2018-01-16T04:44:16-05:00August 27th, 2009|News|

The Human Rights Campaign has begun a new campaign called “No Excuses,” and the campaign is coming to Michigan.
No Excuses is an effort to speak with members of Congress face-to-face to push for stronger action on gay rights legislation, from workplace discrimination to repealing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” in the military, and even allowing same-sex couples to sponsor their immigrant partners for U.S. citizenship.
HRC, in conjunction with the Michigan Democratic Party’s LGBT Caucus, is organizing meetings with Michigan Representatives and Senators from districts one, seven, nine, 10 and 11 for individuals to go voice their opinions. The legislators are Rep. Bart Stupak, Sen. Mark Schauer, Rep. Gary Peters, Rep. Candice Miller and Rep. Thaddeus McCotter.
On Saturday, Aug. 29, the LGBT Caucus will meet with Rep. Schauer some time between 10:30 a.m. and noon to discuss LGBT issues at his Saline, Mich. office. Other meetings have yet to be scheduled.
To meet with Rep. Schauer, contact Duane Breijak and [email protected]
To learn more about the other meetings with local legislators, or to sign up, visit

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