Register Now For Advocacy Day – May 13, 2014

Advocacy Day 2013

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9th Annual UU Advocacy Day

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

 Arlington Street Church

351 Boylston St., Boston, Ma

Get your tickets and learn more about it ….

 

 

 

Join other UU’s from across the state to advocate for social change.
This year we are celebrating the ten year anniversary of marriage equality in Massachusetts.  We plan to deliver ‘wedding cupcakes’ to each legislator to commemorate this anniversary.

 

Acts of Faith Breakfast / Lecture – 9:30am

Featuring David Wilson, plaintiff in the 2004 marriage equality case.

 

David Wilson

 David Wilson  is the only child of African American parents, born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts. After graduating from Northeastern University with a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Business Administration, he began a 30-year career with Verizon Communications. Following his early retirement from Verizon, David worked for Spaulding and Slye, Colliers, a regional Real Estate Development Company.

As a parent, grandparent and out gay man, David has been an active member of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender community for over 20 years. He is former Chair of the Mass Equality Board, the Human Rights Campaign board, the MA LGBT Youth Commission and currently serves on the Board of GLAD, Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders and the National HRC Business Council.

David and his husband, Rob Compton, were one of the seven same-sex couples that sued the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for the right to marry in Goodridge vs. The Department of Public Health. The case was settled in favor of the plaintiff couples by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court on 11/18/03 opening the door for David and Rob to be one of the first same-sex couples in the United States to legally marry on 5/17/04.

David currently is a diversity consultant specializing in race, gender and LGBT diversity and inclusion training. His client base includes Corporate, Non-profit and Community organizations offering Local, State-wide and National diversity and inclusion programs.

 

Advocacy Day – 10:30am

  • 10:30      Welcome to Advocacy Day. Worship.
  • 11 – 1      Speaker for each issue; lunch; walk over to the Mass State House.
  • 1 – 1:30   Marriage equality celebration.
  • 1:30 – 3   In teams, visit legislators at the State House. Debrief.

 

Focus Issues

Help Raise the Minimum Wage
Continue to Gather Support for the Jobs Not Jails Campaign
Work Towards Immigration Reform

Tickets HERE

 

$30 for Breakfast

$15 for Advocacy Day

Group Discount Available – Buy Four Tickets, Fifth Ticket is Free

 

Video 2012 Advocacy Day

Are you wondering what Advocacy Day is all about? Check out this video!

 

 

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