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Get Out The Vote

By |2006-10-05T09:00:00-04:00October 5th, 2006|Uncategorized|

Triangle Action Fund, along with the Human Rights Campaign and Michigan Equality are hosting four Get Out the Vote (GOTV) Rallies throughout Michigan. Other LGBT co-sponsors are: WRAP, Kalamazoo Alliance for Fairness and Equality (KAFE), Lansing Association for Human Rights (LAHR), and Coalition for Adoption Rights Equality (CARE). Allied co-sponsors of the rallies are: American Civil Liberties Union, Planned Parenthood, Michigan Citizen Action, EMILYÕs List, National Organization for Women (NOW) and One United Michigan.

THESE RALLIES ARE A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY FOR THE LGBT COMMUNITY TO PROVIDE A VALUABLE SERVICE TO OTHER PROGRESSIVE ORGANIZATIONS IN THIS ELECTION SEASON. America Votes is an umbrella organization of many progressive groups, of which HRC is a national sponsor. These rallies come at a time when they are trying to fill over a thousand volunteer shifts over the four day period culminating in Election Day. Because of the timing of these rallies WE STAND TO MAKE A MAJOR IMPACT IN THIS ELECTION.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO HELP? PLEASE HELP PROMOTE THESE EVENTS. The locations, dates, times, and links to online registration are below. You can copy and paste it into your own personal email lists and send it once right away and then a second time toward the end of the week. Strong turnout is key to the success of these events.

Thanks for all of the hard work you do on behalf of the LGBT community in Michigan. I hope that our work together will increase the influence that you have on political leaders throughout the State and elected officials in Lansing.

Ann Arbor

October 22 at 6pm
University of Michigan
University Union, Pendleton Room 2nd Floor
530 S. State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Click on the Link Below to Register Online for the Rally:
http://www.hrcactioncenter.org/actioncenter/events/annarbor_GOTVrally/details.tcl

Lansing

October 24 at 6pm
Club X-Cell
224 S. Washington Street
Lansing, MI 28933
Click on the Link Below to Register Online for the Rally:
http://www.hrcactioncenter.org/actioncenter/events/lansing_GOTVrally/details.tcl

Kalamazoo

October 25 at 6pm
Radisson Plaza Hotel
Lower Level
100 W. Michigan Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Click on the Link Below to Register Online for the Rally:
http://www.hrcactioncenter.org/actioncenter/events/kalamazoo_GOTVrally/details.tcl

Detroit Metro/Oakland County

October 26 at 6pm
SoHo
205 W. Nine Mile Road
Ferndale, MI 48220
Click on the Link Below to Register Online for the Rally:
http://www.hrcactioncenter.org/actioncenter/events/Detroit_GOTVrally/details.tcl
Lane Hudson
Regional Field Organizer
Human Rights Campaign
202-716-1647 Cell

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