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Friday, October 30, 2009

Freedom to Marry interfaith service in Vallejo this Mon, Nov 2

Our friends Rick/Paul wanted me to share this special opportunity with you. I also got info about this event from the Courage Campaign, with the intriguing tidbit, "The best predictor of whether someone voted for or against Prop 8 was how frequently a voter attended a place of worship."

Paul also shared his personal invitation:
As we move forward in the effort to gain full equality for the LGBT community, it is time to recommit ourselves to the struggle. It is highly probable that there will be a “Repeal Prop 8” initiative on the 2010 ballot and we must continue to build relationships to change the hearts and minds of those who are not yet with us.

Toward that effort, the interfaith communities of Napa and Solano counties are coming together for a service in Vallejo .

Although Napa voters narrowly supported the freedom to marry, the two-county tally nearly matches the statewide results of 52% opposing us – and a big part of that opposition was from people of faith. We hope that our Napa/Solano collaboration and the visibility of a service in Vallejo can help turn that opposition around.

We hope you can support our efforts by joining us or by forwarding the attached announcement to your networks.

Thank you so much!

Paul Boisvert, Interfaith Organizer
California Faith for Equality
707.738.5077 (mobile)
And here's the details on the interfaith event:
An Interfaith Day of Remembrance and Recommitment
November 2, 2009 @ 7PM
1st Christian Church
1035 Indiana Street
Vallejo, CA

CA Faith for Equality, Marriage Equality USA, the Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministry of CA, Equality California, the Bay Area Coalition of Welcoming Congregations, Courage Campaign, Progressive Jewish Alliance, and a number of other organizations are coming together to “Keep the Faith” for equality.

At the one year anniversary of the passage of Proposition 8, we will stand together, not looking back, but moving forward. We will celebrate the progress that has been made in the past year, both in the secular and religious communities. We will renew our support for our friends who are once again denied recognition of their committed relationships.

Through interfaith prayer, song, and reflection, we are “Keeping the Faith” for equality for all people.

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